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Missing Providence MIT doctorate student found dead in India

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28-year-old Kate Goldstein of Providence was spending the summer abroad in India while working on a project conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Goldstein was working for an organization called SECMOL, the Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladkah. Goldstein was a fourth-year graduate student in architecture, enrolled in MIT’s Building Technology Program. 

Police in India, U.S. Department of State, the FBI and the Goldstein family searched for the victim once she was reported missing. 

Her body was discovered Saturday in a ravine below a trail where she had gone for a morning run on June 14. Her parents, who traveled to India to assist in the investigation, report that she slipped while running on loose rock, sliding several hundred feet off a cliff.

MIT President L. Rafael Reif shared the news regarding Goldstein in a campus e-mail. In a partial statement, the president said “As Kate’s family and friends bear this sorrow, we offer them the sympathy and support of the MIT community,” Reif wrote in his email. “The death of someone so young and promising is a terrible loss; we should all take time to reach out to those around us.”

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