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Michigan State University police looking for missing 18-year-old

Posted at 10:13 AM, Nov 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-01 14:49:55-04

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University police continues to look for an 18-year-old last seen walking on campus.

Brendan Santo – who is not an MSU student – was visiting friends at the university and was last seen leaving Yakeley Hall just before midnight Friday.

Police say he may have been walking to the Brody Neighborhood.

He’s described as 5’10” and 160 pounds, last seen wearing gray sweatpants, a black T-shirt, a black baseball bat and white Converse high-top shoes.


Police say they know the current location of Santo’s vehicle and don’t believe he has left the East Lansing area.

Resources from other state and local law enforcement agencies are being utilized to help MSU police's search efforts, including from Michigan State Police and the Ingham County Sheriff's Office.

Searches have been conducted on foot, by helicopter, by drone and by boat.

Everyone who last had contact or spoke with Santo has been interviewed by police.

Other efforts have included a review of surveillance cameras and reviewing cell phone, smartphone and GPS data.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Sergeant James Terrill at 517-388-6291 or

Michigan State University highlighted its resources for the campus community.

MSU Counseling and Psychiatric Services is available 24/7 by calling 517-355-8270.

The MSU Employee Assistance Program is available by calling 517-355-4506.