Local police are continuing to ask the public for any information they may have about a missing 18-year-old who was last seen on Friday, Oct. 29, leaving Michigan State University’s Yakeley Hall just before midnight.
Police have been using many means to search for Brendan Santo, with police helicopters circling the MSU campus for hours on Sunday, as officers also searched by foot, drone, and boat. Officers have also used tracking technology and canine assists.
Santo had been visiting friends at MSU and “was last seen walking on campus and there is no indication he left the East Lansing area,” according to a post from MSU Police.
His car was found parked, and while social media posts about this have now reached hundreds of thousands of people, the young man, a student at Grand Valley State University, remains missing.
The State News reported yesterday that the Michigan State Police Marine Service’s Division “has been conducting its search operation by boat and is using advanced sonar technology.” That’s because Santo went missing near the Red Cedar River, not because anyone reported him in the river.
The police have indicated that they have no reason to expect foul play in the disappearance of Santo.
Santo is described as 5’10”, weighing 160 pounds, last seen wearing gray sweatpants, a black t-shirt, a black baseball hat, and white Converse high-top shoes.
Anyone with any information is asked to call MSUPD at 844-99-MSUPD or to email firstname.lastname@example.org.