MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - More than 70 police officers joined an intense search of the University of Minnesota campus on Friday for missing student David Michael Miller. The 20-year-old biological sciences student from St. Peter, Minn. was last seen leaving Wilkins Hall around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10. He has not been seen or heard from since.
Search organizers said this remains a search and rescue operation, with no water searches planned at this time. The area of focus is the University of Minnesota campus. U of M Police Chief Matt Clark said all searchers assigned to the case are law enforcement officers or cadets, to ensure any potential evidence is handled correctly.
David Miller is described as 6’1, 175 pounds with green eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing dark pants and a dark jacket. If you think you have seen David or have information regarding his whereabouts, please contact the University of Minnesota Police Department at 612-624-COPS (612-624-2677) or dial 911.
No-show for final exam
David Miller was reported missing by his roommates when he didn't show up for a final exam Wednesday. He left his phone and wallet behind at his Wilkins Hall dorm room.
“It’s very concerning when a student goes missing, especially one in his third year and is fairly established with the university.” Police Chief Matt Clark said. “The university is a tight community even though there are 80,000 people. Students do stick together and take care of each other.”
UMPD has 3 investigators digging into Miller’s phone data, laptop and social media in hopes of figuring out his potential whereabouts. They are also looking at surveillance video from 2,000 cameras across campus.
Candlelit vigil for David held in St. Peter
Miller's parents called him a “beloved and precious son,” and said they are desperate to find him.
University of Minnesota statement
University of Minnesota Police and the University's Office for Student Affairs continue to work closely with the family of David Miller and the local agencies that have helped search for David, who has been missing since Tuesday. The campus community sends its hopes that David is found safe and sound. While no additional information is available at this time, we ask the public and media to respect the privacy of David's family and friends, as well as the ongoing search process.
During this time of need, support and counseling is available to any members of the University community who need it. Students are encouraged to contact Boynton Health Service or Student Counseling Services for assistance.