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Friends plan fundraiser for family of KU student found dead

Updated: 2013-12-12T15:25:24Z

— Friends of the University of a Kansas graduate student found dead this week are raising money to help the student's family.

Gianfranco Villagomez-Saldana was reported missing Saturday. Police found his body Monday.

6NewsLawrence reports friends have started a fundraiser on PayPal to raise money. The funds will pay for airfare for his family in Peru, funeral costs and to send his belongings back home.

Police say investigators are awaiting autopsy results to determine his cause of death but they do not suspect foul play.

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