Penn State Student Goes Missing On Graduation Day, Parents Find Out He Actually Dropped Out Last Fall
Jon Steindorf, 23, a former Penn State student, has reportedly disappeared ahead of his parents finding out that he had actually dropped out of the university last fall. Steindorf had told his parents that although his degree was completed in the fall, that he was planning on delaying graduation until the spring. However, when his parents arrived at his apartment on Friday afternoon to take him to the commencement ceremony he was not there.
‘The most recent information we received was he was not on the list to graduate,’ Paul Steindorf told the Centre Daily Times.
‘Apparently he wasn’t enrolled this fall.’
Now the parents of Steindorf, who was still missing as of Sunday night, are trying to get the message out to their son that they are only concerned with his safe return.
‘We love him and want him to come home to us,’ Paul Steindorf said.
‘All that matters to us is that he’s safe at home.’(Via)
Paul Steindorf said that his son was not known to have any “enemies” and that there’s no reason to suspect any foul play. In the meantime, police have taken Jon Steindorf’s phone for forensic analysis and released a missing persons report describing him as “5ft 10in, 170lb, with brown hair and blue eyes.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police at (814) 234-7150.
UPDATE 9:00 PM: He has since been found safe in State College. Via The Daily Collegian:
State College Police Department Lt. Keith Robb said Steindorf was located by police between 3:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. “in the area of the Greentree neighborhood of State College.”
Robb said after police received a call from someone who knew Steindorf from high school and believed to have spotted him, Ferguson Township Police were able to locate Steindorf.
Police found Steindorf to be both physically and mentally healthy, Robb said.
“He was found to be not a threat to himself or others, and he voluntarily agreed to be reunited with his family,” Robb said. “I asked if he wanted a ride to his parents, and he got in the car and our case is closed. This is a happy story.”
[H/T Daily Mail]