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UPDATE: The missing student Gabriel Corona was found safe.
Northwestern University Police Department officers and community service officers are expanding their search for missing student Gabriel “Gabe” Corona, who was reported missing earlier this week.
NUPD Chief of Police Bruce Lewis said his department, in collaboration with Northwestern staff members, will search more than 200 buildings on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses, inspecting University facilities for Corona, 24, who was last seen around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, on a CTA surveillance camera at the Washington-Wabash L station in Chicago.
Northwestern and Evanston Police have called on the public for help in the search for clues and information regarding the missing Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences student, who is from Marengo, Ill. Police hope inspecting the buildings will uncover possible leads. The search is expected to continue through the weekend.
“We continue to work with Evanston Police Department investigators to locate Gabe,” Chief Lewis said. “NPD will enlist its Community Service Officers and Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers to assist in this expansive search.”
The Evanston Police Department is leading the investigation with assistance and support from the NUPD. Gabe has not been in contact with family or friends. He did not take his cellphone with him when he left his off-campus apartment in Evanston Tuesday morning. The University and Evanston police have been in contact with Gabe’s family.
When he was last seen, Gabe was wearing a dark coat. He is approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs about 240 pounds.
If you have information about Gabe’s location, please contact the Evanston Police Detective Bureau at 847-866-5040 or the Evanston Police Front Desk at 847-866-5000.