Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ordeal continues for Tripathi family

The news vans are gone.

The Internet has continued to spit our streams of information, some accurate, some not.

But for the Tripathi family, there remains one constant.

Their loved one, Sunil Tripathi, a 2008 Radnor High graduate from Bryn Mawr who was a student at Brown University, remains missing.

The Tripathi family's heartache multiplied late Thursday and into early Friday when Internet speculation put them in the middle of the hunt for the suspected Boston Marathon bombers.

The Internet sharing site Reddit has now apologized for the role they played in fueling the incorrect notion that Sunil was somehow connected to the case.

The Internet is a wonderful thing. But it has its down side. Just ask the Tripathi family.

They are now talking about what happened. And they still desperately want to know what happened to their loved one.

I hope for the best. After all they've been through, they deserve it.

A family member talked to NBC10 about their ordeal, and also what it was like to be at the center of that online fury early Friday morning.

 

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