A third-year PhD student working on an archaeological dig in western Turkey was found dead Thursday morning, apparently the victim of a fall in a rugged area of hills and caves in the province of Manisa. Chad DiGregorio, 26, reportedly set out alone on his day off in search of artifacts that would support his research. His body was found by a police search party.
Willis Wang, a BU vice president and associate provost, said DiGregorio’s colleagues in the Central Lydia Archaeological Survey, a university research project, notified local police on Wednesday evening, after he failed to show up for a group dinner. Wang said fellow researchers managed to hack into DiGregorio’s personal computer to find the GPS location of his cell phone, which led searchers to the countryside one hour from the project’s base in the village of Tekelioğlu. Read more.