When Hu Xinyu left his room, he wasn’t carrying his ID, cell phone, or cash, but he had a handheld digital recording device. Police found the device near Hu’s body and have sent it for further analysis, according to the Global Times. At the time Hu disappeared, local authorities said they found “no trace or evidence of Hu’s murder, suicide, or accident inside the school” and believed he’d left on his own, per Shine.
A member of the public discovered the body on Jan. 28, 2023, and medical personnel conducted an autopsy the next day, but have not yet released the results, according to CNN. Hu Xinyu’s body, found in the Jinji Mountain area, is less than 200 feet from the school — about a minute’s walk, according to Shine. A member of the Shangrao rescue team surmised that the young man could have hidden in the dense woods to avoid detection.
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