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Penn State Student Missing for Days Found in Missouri

by on August 29, 2012 9:14 AM

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. 

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Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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