MORRISTOWN, NJ - The body of missing Madison student Ajay Sah has been found, announced Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll. Sah was a foreign exchange student from Nepal and was attending Drew University. He was reported missing on January 22, 2021.
Sah was last seen on the campus of Drew University on January 19, according to police. Reports indicate that he traveled by NJ transit train to New York Penn Station where he was seen on surveillance footage at the Brooklyn Bridge.
In late April, Sah's backpack was discovered in Sea Bright, said authorities. On April 25, the City of New York Police Department notified the Morris County Prosecutor's Office Missing Persons Unit of an unidentified body that was discovered in Anchorage Channel in Brooklyn. The body was later confirmed to by Sah, they said.
“The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office extends its condolences to the Sah family for their loss", said Acting Prosecutor Carroll. "The circumstances of this disappearance were challenging, however, were investigated thoroughly by the MCPO, Madison Police Department and its law enforcement partners. We appreciate all of the hard work put into tracing Mr. Sah’s movements".
"We pray the Sah family finds closure following the tragic loss of their family member", Carroll continued. "I’d also like to thank the public for its help in getting the word out about this missing person.”
Counseling and grief services have been available for Sah's friends and the Drew University community.