Police believe they found the body of a missing University of Iowa professor who was charged with four counts of accepting bribes for allegedly trading grades for sexual favors, the Daily Iowan reports. Law enforcement officials said that the scene where Arthur Miller was found conveyed "some consistencies and similarities that it is a suicide." The political science professor's wife reported him missing August 20 and said he had left a "cryptic" note that was "apologetic." Police quickly found his car near a park that day. In the car were Miller's cellphone, wallet, identification, and two boxes of ammunition with three missing shells that matched the gun police eventually found next to the body.
Although the search was suspended the next day, individuals continued to conduct their own searches, which eventually led to the discovery of the body. It has not been officially confirmed to be Miller. An autopsy is to be conducted Tuesday morning.
Four female students accused Miller of asking for sexual favors, including exposing their breasts and letting him fondle them, in exchange for better grades. Miller had been put on paid leave, and investigators had been inspecting his E-mail since he had been charged on August 8.