Penn State Student Missing for Days Found in Missouri
The Penn State student who went missing more than a week ago, Jesse McMillen, was located in Missouri by the Springfield Police Department on Tuesday.
McMillen, 21, was staying with a Springfield resident when he was found, State College Police said in a news release Wednesday morning.
McMillen's roommate reported him missing on Aug. 18, telling police that McMillen was looking for a place to rent and was supposed to have looked at a camping trailer somewhere in the Bellefonte area.
Police discovered he was supposedly on his way to Pittsburgh to see a friend via Ebensburg Pa., but was never seen in Pittsburgh after telling his alleged plan to a desk clerk at the Red Carpet Inn in Ebensburg.
Before Missouri police located him, McMillen was spotted in Bridgeport, W.Va., at exit 124 of I-79 sometime around 4:45 p.m. Aug. 20. He was carrying a cardboard sign.
Police asked for the public's help and McMillen has been entered in the nationwide computer database as a missing person.
Police did not say if McMillen would return to State College.