SINGAPORE: The National University of Singapore (NUS) says French authorities are conducting DNA test to ascertain the identity of a body suspected to have been that of its PhD student who went missing in France in July.
An NUS spokesperson said this on Thursday in response to queries from Channel NewsAsia on reports that a body was found in the Cevennes mountains in the south of France.
Mr Cui Luchao, a PhD student from the Singapore—MIT Alliance programme at NUH, was on a three—month research attachment at the Institut de Chimie Moleculaire de I’Universite de Bourgogne (ICMUB) in Dijon, starting on May 4. He disappeared in Toulouse and was last seen on July 12 by ICMUB staff at a symposium in Toulouse.
NUS said it is unable to make any comments at this point as the matter is still under investigation.
It is working closely with ICMUB and the Chinese Embassy in France, and providing Mr Cui’s family with the necessary support and assistance.
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