Authorities across Bethlehem are still searching for a Lehigh University student who went missing over the weekend.
According to the university, Daniel Lee, a sophomore engineering student from New Jersey, has been missing since Friday, January 20. Lee was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt with red sleeves, black and white track-style pants, and black sneakers.
No foul play is suspected in Lee’s disappearance and authorities have noted that there is no danger or threat to the community connected to the incident.
The university, along with the Lehigh University Police Department, the Bethlehem Police Department and other law enforcement agencies, have been searching for Lee and encouraging anyone in the community who may have information that could be helpful in locating him to contact campus security at 610-758-4200, or by reporting a tip via Hawkwatch.
Since a notice was issued on Jan. 21, police have been following available leads and leads as they continue search efforts by all means, including electronic means, and are following standard state protocols regarding missing persons.
“Even as we begin a new semester this week, Daniel, his family and those close to him are at the forefront of our hearts and minds. If you’re personally struggling to process your thoughts and emotions, there are employee assistance programs, and we encourage you to use these tools to support your well-being,” says a Lehigh University staff release.
“Our heartfelt thanks go to the law enforcement officials who continue to work diligently to locate Daniel, and to everyone in the Lehigh community who have expressed their support and wishes for Daniel’s safe return,” the release said.
This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available.
This article originally appeared on Pocono Record: Police Search for Missing Lehigh University New Jersey Student