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The Weber State University Campus Police are asking for help from the WSU community to help locate missing student Juan Pablo Brant.
Brant, 27, was last seen at approximately 3-3:30 p.m. on Jan. 4 at the Wells Fargo Bank at 4301 Harrison Blvd. in Ogden, according to a press release issued by University Communications. He was last seen wearing a white button-up dress shirt, black jacket and black jeans. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Brant has been known to leave his area of residence for several days at a time, but after he had been missing for the unusually long amount of 10 days, his roommates reported him missing to campus police. There is no indication of foul play, and no sign of suspicious activity has been identified.
“This is one of those difficult cases, because Juan is 27 years old; he’s an adult,” said WSU Police Chief Dane LeBlanc. “Being an adult, he has a right to leave and not tell anybody and not want anyone to know where he’s going. He’s a student at Weber State, though, and we want to see if we can’t locate him and make sure he gets safe.”
LeBlanc said the police have done everything they can possibly do, including canvasing hospitals, jails, airlines and homeless shelters, and putting out an Attempt to Locate notice.
“He’s been known to frequent the trailheads (up by campus),” LeBlanc said. “We don’t know that he’s gone up there, but since we know he likes to frequent them, we’re working with Search and Rescue to try to find him.”
Search and Rescue will scan the hillside from a helicopter later this afternoon.
“If anything turns up suspicious in that search, we’ll send Search and Rescue in on foot to investigate,” LeBlanc said. “But we really don’t know that he went up there at all. But we know he likes to frequent them, though probably more so in the summer.”
The WSU Campus Police would like to speak with Brant or anyone who might have information related to his location and well-being. Anyone with possible leads can contact Detective Seth Cawley with WSU Campus Police at 801-626-6460.