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Search Is Active For Missing Student Who Was Visiting MSU

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Authorities still were searching on Friday, Nov. 5, for a college student who was last seen visiting friends at Michigan State University a week ago.

Missing person: 18-year-old Brendan Santo was last seen on Oct. 29 in the East Lansing area. (Credit: Michigan State University Police)

Foul play was not suspected in the disappearance of Brendan Santo, 18, who is from Rochester Hills in suburban Detroit and attends Grand Valley State University in western Michigan.

Santo was on the MSU campus around midnight on Oct. 29. Police believe he was on foot when he disappeared; his car has been located.

The search has focused on the Red Cedar River, which flows through campus, but police said they "continue to investigate other possibilities."

Santo's family members "encourage community members to continue to keep their eyes open and provide tips or information to investigators," police said.

MSU freshman Vanessa Kilian said last weekend was a "crazy" time on campus, especially with the MSU-Michigan football game.

"I think everybody is starting to realize how important it is to be with friends in a group and you need to tell people where you're at," Kilian said.

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