The family of a Southern Illinois University Carbondale student found dead in 2014 is still searching for answers.
Pravin Varughese, 19, was found dead in a wooded area on the east-side of Carbondale in February of 2014.
An investigation by police and medical examiners determined Pravin Varughese’s death to be of hypothermia.
No criminal charges were ever filed by the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office who released a report on the full investigation.
The mother of the 19-year-old, Lovely Varughese, said an independent investigation shows her son’s cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.
“I have a nightmare that I live with every day,” Lovely Varughese said. “And I believe that city officials, they have an obligation to see what’s going on in Jackson County."
Lovely Varughese will present the independent evidence to the Carbondale City Council on Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m.