N.J. Student Found Dead Near College

A Mercer County Community College student who was reported missing last month was found dead Monday across from the college, Hamilton police said.

Authorities said Hamilton officers and state police troopers found the body of Nicholas Pratico around 10 a.m. Monday across from Mercer County Community College on Old Trenton Avenue in West Windsor. Pratico’s family reported him missing on Sept. 20.

Officials said the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy to determine Pratico’s cause of death.

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