Police search for missing ECSU student
Posted: Apr 25, 2013 3:29 AM CDT
Updated: Apr 25, 2013 3:35 PM CDT
By Susan Raff – email
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WILLIMANTIC, CT (WFSB) –
Police at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic are searching for a student who has been missing nearly a week.
Police said 20-year-old Alyssiah Marie Wiley was last seen April 20 at 10 a.m., but officials said she wasn’t reported missing until Wednesday.
Police didn’t say where Wiley, who was a sophomore at the university, was last seen.
However, they said they’re concerned for her well-being, and have been searching the campus grounds with dogs as well as interviewing fellow students, friends and family members.
“She said she was going home Friday night and she ended up going home Saturday early morning,” said roommate Molly Schwartz.
Friends told Eyewitness News that Wiley had a boyfriend, who drove her places. She did not have a car, friends said.
Schwartz added that Wiley, who is a psychology major, was headed home to visit family in West Haven, something she often did.
Investigators have searched Schwartz’s and Wiley’s room in Occum Hall as well as neighborhoods off campus.
“She is a sweetheart,” said student Alexandra Andre, who did community service at a middle school with Wiley last year.
Wiley is described as a black female about 5’6″ tall and 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She may be wearing glasses.
ECSU officials said it is an “ongoing investigation.” Anyone with information into her whereabouts is asked to the call the ECSU Police Department at 860-465-5310 or state police at 860-537-7500.