Police ask for help in search for UI student missing from Minnesota

Police ask for help in search for UI student missing from Minnesota

More details are emerging in the case of a University of Illinois student who went missing from his home in Minnesota last month.

Police in Rochester, Minnesota, said 21 year-old William Hempy, who goes by Harry, recently rediscovered his religious beliefs and has been eager to share those beliefs with others. But they said it's unknown how that factors into his disappearance. Police are asking religious organizations or faith-based charity groups who may have had contact with Hempy in recent weeks to contact them.

Earlier this week, Rochester police told WDWS that there is no sign of foul play in Hempy's disappearance, and that there is indication he may have wanted to disappear. Police also said an analysis of Hempy's computer and phone records did not indicate anything suspicious. However, Rochester Police Captain John Sherwin said authorities are still exploring all options.

Hempy last had contact with his family on Mar. 25 while home for spring break. He's described as six feet tall, weighing 160 pounds and has hazel eyes and short brown hair. When Hempy went missing, he was believed to be wearing a black jacket, jeans and a pair of Asics brand tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about Hempy is encouraged to call UI police at 333-1216.

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