The body found in a swimming pool at the Grinnell country club is a college student missing since last fall, police said Tuesday.

The body of Paul Shuman-Moore was discovered Monday when a worker pulled off the pool's cover to begin preparing it for summer, police said.

An autopsy was performed Tuesday morning at the state medical examiner's office in Ankeny. Dental records were used to identify the body, police said.

Shuman-Moore, 19, a sophomore from Chicago, who was last seen on Sept. 25.

Police said there was nothing to indicate foul play in his death and that a press conference would likely be held Wednesday to release more information.

Police Chief Jody Matherly said the investigation was continuing.

"There are just a lot of details we want to confirm," he said.

A cause of death was not immediately determined, Matherly said.

Shuman-Moore's disappearance prompted an extensive search of the Grinnell College campus, the city of Grinnell and Poweshiek County. More than 400 people, search aircraft, police and volunteers combed the area for three days before the search tapered off.

The family continued to maintain that Shuman-Moore was alive and launched a Web site with a message asking him to come home and seeking information about his whereabouts.

His parents, Steve Moore and Betsy Shuman-Moore, released a statement Tuesday expressing their grief over their son's death.

"For the past six months, we have hoped and prayed that our dear son Paul was alive," they said. "Now that he has been found, we are devastated."