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Search continues for Brendan Santo near MSU library

December 9, 2021
<p>A truck pulls a boat out of the water in the latest search for missing 18-year-old Brendan Santo. Shot on Dec. 9, 2021.</p>

A truck pulls a boat out of the water in the latest search for missing 18-year-old Brendan Santo. Shot on Dec. 9, 2021.

Photo by Sheldon Krause | The State News

The Oakland County Sheriff's Department performed another search for missing teenager Brendan Santo on Thursday.

The search focused on the Red Cedar River, with a boat searching near MSU’s main library. Department vehicles were also stationed near the Beal Botanical Garden, west of the library.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Department was unable to provide an update at this time.

The search is the most recent in a series of investigative efforts over the past six weeks to locate Santo, an 18-year-old Grand Valley State University student who went missing over Halloween weekend.

Santo was last seen the night of Oct. 29 leaving Yakeley Hall. 

MSUPD has offered a $20,000 reward for credible information that leads to the location of Santo.

Those with any information can call MSUPD's toll-free tip line at 844-99-MSUPD, email tips@police.msu.edu or contact Crime Stoppers of Mid-Michigan at 517-483-STOP.

For resources, MSU Counseling and Psychiatric Services, or CAPS, are available 24/7 by calling 517-355-8270. The MSU Employee Assistance Program, or EAP is also available by calling 517-355-4506.

Students at Grand Valley State University can also contact their University Counseling Center at 616-331-3266.

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