BOSTON (CBS) – Max Carbone, a missing Wentworth Institute of Technology student who hadn’t been seen since early Saturday morning, was found dead Sunday. Police do not believe his death is suspicious.
Boston Police issued a missing person alert Saturday night asking for the public’s help locating the 19-year-old student. He was last seen leaving a party on Allegheny Street around 1 a.m.
Carbone was a sophomore studying biomedical engineering.
“Our hearts are broken. Max was a sweet, happy and loving son, brother and friend. He was a hardworking student who cared about helping people. He will be missed dearly. We want to thank the Boston and Nahant Police and the Wentworth Community,” Carbone’s family said in a statement.
Search parties gathered Sunday morning, prepared to comb the streets to look for Carbone. Around 8 a.m., Carbone was found. Police began to set up crime scene tape in the area of Alleghany Street and Terrace Street until the medical examiner could remove his body.
“His friends were calling his phone and it was ringing and they were pinging the app and it was showing that it was up in that area,” said Wentworth director of public safety Bill Powers.
Eric Overstrom, Wentworth’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, said Sunday afternoon that it was a devastating day for the Wentworth community.
“This type of event is perhaps the most difficult situation that any university community faces. Fortunately, this is a very rare event,” said Overstrom. “But when it happens, and it happens at your home, your university, it effects your entire community deeply and profoundly.”
“He had many friends within and outside of Wentworth, and a warm and loving extended family who will all miss him dearly. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the Carbone family,” Overstrom added.
A search for Carbone began Saturday night. Powers said search parties briefly looked near where Carbone was found but could only perform a “cursory” search due to darkness and did not locate him at the time.
The specifics of how Carbone died have not been released.
“Wentworth will continue to work with the Boston Police Department to understand how this tragedy could have happened and what, if anything, could be done in the future to prevent a similar situation,” said Overstrom.
Swampscott Schools also offered condolences to Carbone’s family and said since Carbone graduated from Swampscott High School, grief counselors will be available at the school.