Joseph Smedley, II was only 20 yrs old when he went missing. He was a sophomore at Indiana University
in Bloomington, IN. Joseph was living in an off-campus house that he shared with his Sigma Pi brothers.
On the evening of Sunday, September 27 th , 2015, Joseph walked out of his house and was never seen
alive again. After receiving a sketchy text message, his sister Vivianne reported him missing the following
day. Joseph’s body would be found in nearby Griffy Lake by a fisherman. Among other oddities, Joseph
was wearing a backpack which contained 66 pounds of rocks. The police quickly ruled it a suicide.
Everyone else…sees something much, much different. We look at the facts and theories surrounding
Joseph’s mysterious death.
Joseph Smedley was a young Indiana University Student who went missing in 2015 before being found in Griffey Lake, near campus 5 days later. Without media coverage or University publicity, it was quickly ruled a suicide. Racial bias, secrets, and family concern...