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Police: Body pulled from Tidal Basin Thursday was of Chicago man
Washington Post ^ | 4-12-13 | Clarence Williams/Peter Hermann

Posted on 04/14/2013 7:03:47 AM PDT by yldstrk

A man found floating in the Tidal Basin early Thursday was a tourist from the Chicago area who disappeared near the same spot on Easter Sunday, officials said.

Sarath Kumar Potharaju, 35, of Grayslake, Ill., went missing the afternoon of March 31 during a tour that stopped at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. D.C. police said that it was unclear how he ended up in the water but that there were no signs of trauma.

“It’s still a mystery,” said Vijay Kolluru, an uncle who came to the District on Thursday. “We are still wondering how he ended up there,” he said.

Kolluru said his family is devastated; his sister in India is too shaken by the loss of her only son that she cannot speak on the phone.

“We are so deeply shocked. I don’t know how long it will take to come out of this shock.”

The uncle said that Potharaju had a contract to work at the International Monetary Fund for the week he disappeared. He had spent the weekend touring the city with relatives, the uncle said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chicagotourist; deadindc; imf; imfcontract; potharaju; tidalbasin
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/police-body-pulled-from-tidal-basin-thursday-was-chicago-mans/2013/04/12/603caebc-
1 posted on 04/14/2013 7:03:47 AM PDT by yldstrk
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To: yldstrk

Chicago tourist in DC.

Talk about tempting fate.


2 posted on 04/14/2013 7:10:00 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: yldstrk

Sleeping with the fishes.....


3 posted on 04/14/2013 7:11:33 AM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory lasts forever.)
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To: yldstrk

When did we stop saying someone “disappeared” and started saying they “went missing”? It just sounds kind of clumsy and wrong to me.


4 posted on 04/14/2013 7:15:49 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: yldstrk

his sister in India is too shaken by the loss of her only son

???????


5 posted on 04/14/2013 7:18:02 AM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: yldstrk

              y

6 posted on 04/14/2013 7:18:22 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: yldstrk
[Tinfoil]

I'll bet this guy found out something about the IMF he wasn't supposed to.

[/Tinfoil]

5.56mm

7 posted on 04/14/2013 7:19:17 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: yldstrk
had a contract to work at the International Monetary Fund

A clue?

8 posted on 04/14/2013 7:20:44 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: M Kehoe

Glad to see you are on this.


9 posted on 04/14/2013 7:21:16 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: phockthis
his sister in India is too shaken by the loss of her only son ???????
Yeah, I had to re-read that sentence a few times (and a few others) to figure out what the "journalist" was trying to say.
It was actually Vijay Kolluru, being quoted about his sister who was the mother of the victim.
10 posted on 04/14/2013 7:26:19 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Ditter
When it's near the Potomac, the Tidal Basin, Canal or other bodies of water in or around DC we always say 'disappeared'.

The most notorious killer around here is the Water Intake system below Great Falls above Key Bridge. People like to get too near it and it sucks them under.

This disappearance took place near the Tidal Basin ~ hence, it's another disapperance ~

11 posted on 04/14/2013 7:27:35 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Ditter
But he was also with a tourist group (of relatives) so he went missing because someone noticed he wasn't around. They should have suspected a 'disapperance' into the nearby bodies of water!

No doubt they were all shaken ~ just like that GONE!

12 posted on 04/14/2013 7:29:38 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Ditter

It is racist to use three-syllable words.


13 posted on 04/14/2013 7:30:44 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: phockthis
his sister in India is too shaken by the loss of her only son

I'm my own grampa.

14 posted on 04/14/2013 7:32:24 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: muawiyah

I remember hearing “went missing” back when Sandra levy disappeared but not before. I wondered if it was a common phrase in DC, but I guess not.


15 posted on 04/14/2013 7:38:10 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: muawiyah

If he was with a group someone should have heard a “splash”.


16 posted on 04/14/2013 7:40:25 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

thanks bro!


17 posted on 04/14/2013 7:41:14 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: oh8eleven

The capstone classes in J-School these days are “Torturing the English Language” and “Confounding Your Readers.”


18 posted on 04/14/2013 7:41:26 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Ditter

“Went missing” is used in British English. I think American journalists have adopted it to look hip, but it sounds like an affectation.


19 posted on 04/14/2013 7:43:04 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Sounds reasonable.


20 posted on 04/14/2013 7:45:24 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: yldstrk

” - - - a tourist from the Chicago area who disappeared - - - “

Duh, what could possibly have gone wrong? It is truly another Obamanation!


21 posted on 04/14/2013 7:51:08 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: oh8eleven
his sister in India is too shaken by the loss of her only son ???????

Registered democrats!

22 posted on 04/14/2013 7:54:35 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: yldstrk

Trying to beat the odds, end up dead anyway.


23 posted on 04/14/2013 7:55:57 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Lazamataz
I'm my own grampa.

Back in your day, you were there.

24 posted on 04/14/2013 7:58:52 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: phockthis

Wow....and I thought the only goofy thing India did was worship cows


25 posted on 04/14/2013 8:07:48 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Lazamataz; TADSLOS
I'm my own grampa

For the very few here who who don't get the reference...

I'm My Own Grandpa by Ray Stevens complete with Family Tree to sort matters out.

26 posted on 04/14/2013 8:08:52 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Ditter

probably not ~ it’s tidewater ~ we live up next to the ocean. There’s always a slap slap slap going on


27 posted on 04/14/2013 8:10:02 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: yldstrk

To prevent duplication, please do not alter the published headline, thx.


28 posted on 04/14/2013 8:19:49 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: yldstrk

He was a “techie”. What was he working on? Who was he working for?


29 posted on 04/14/2013 8:25:39 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: yldstrk

Hilary, did you kill Obama??


30 posted on 04/14/2013 9:34:53 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Rand Paul/Ben Carson should be the 2016 Ticket!)
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To: Ditter
When did we stop saying someone “disappeared” and started saying they “went missing”?

It's a Britishism from the snooty set that trickled down. I have to laugh when I read the DailyMail (a great online tabloid, btw) at some of their expressions. The most cringeworthy? "Fell pregnant" -- "Kim Kardashian has fallen pregnant." LOL!!

Here's a few other faves: "WAG" ("wives and girlfriends", such as "the players' WAGs at football matches"), and "LBD" (little black dress). Then there's the "anti-social behavior order" given for disturbing the peace -- an "ASBO."

31 posted on 04/14/2013 10:44:59 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Don't believe any rumors in Washington, DC until they are officially denied.)
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To: M Kehoe
I'll bet this guy found out something about the IMF he wasn't supposed to. [/Tinfoil]

We're starting to need gigantic stadiums made entirely of tinfoil.

32 posted on 04/14/2013 10:46:30 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Don't believe any rumors in Washington, DC until they are officially denied.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
It is racist to use three-syllable words.

Post of the day!

33 posted on 04/14/2013 10:48:00 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Don't believe any rumors in Washington, DC until they are officially denied.)
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To: yldstrk
To prevent duplication, please do not alter the published headline, thx.

You know, I'm amazed that journalists can still use the word "man" in any context. Isn't it sexist? I guess they can't really use "citizen", either; because you never can tell these days. We can't say "originally", because he was from India originally. So we're left with, "ID on Body Pulled from Tidal Basin Was Issued in Chicago."

34 posted on 04/14/2013 10:54:57 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Don't believe any rumors in Washington, DC until they are officially denied.)
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To: Sidebar Moderator

I don’t know what you are referring to, what did I do wrong? You really ought to make the posting page easier, it was a huge frickin pain in the neck and I had to flip back and forth to get all the info y’all wanted and then got an instruction that I HAD to except the WP..................sheesh, do you want news or not?


35 posted on 04/14/2013 11:21:41 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

I mean excerpt not except, but anyway pls clarify your complaint


36 posted on 04/14/2013 11:23:04 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

The headline you posted was not the headline at the source. We try to discourage Headline-free-lancing as it could lead to unnecessary duplication and wasted bandwidth. Thanks for your understanding.


37 posted on 04/14/2013 11:29:47 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: Sidebar Moderator

so, did you change it?


38 posted on 04/14/2013 11:57:40 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Yes, I fixed it.


39 posted on 04/14/2013 12:21:34 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: Sidebar Moderator

ok, well I did try to follow all the numerous rules, so ty


40 posted on 04/14/2013 1:49:38 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

You’re welcome.


41 posted on 04/14/2013 1:51:16 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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