Vanished! Delco Student Missing From Pa. College - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Vanished! Delco Student Missing From Pa. College

W. Pa. college freshman missing since last week



    18-year-old Devon Minor was last seen Thursday on the campus of Geneva College in Beaver Falls where he attends school.Family and friends are trying to find the missing freshman. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011)

    A college freshman hasn't been seen since he walked away from a building at his western Pennsylvania school last week, police said.

    Officials at Geneva College said 18-year-old Devon Minor was last seen leaving a dining hall on Thursday.

    Minor's roommates alerted administrators when they hadn't seen him by Saturday morning, College provost Ken Carson said. Minor left behind his keys and cell phone.

    He is a frequent texter, his family said.

    It's not unusual for a college student to be gone for a night, but an absence this long is worrying, Carson said.

    Minor's aunt and legal guardian traveled across the state from the family's home in Clifton Heights, Delaware County, to the Beaver County school.

    Eleanor Barlow said Minor once left home for 24 hours while in high school and is a self-described loner.

    "We're used to him wanting to be a alone but not to this magnitude," she said.

    His family put up missing person posters up and around the campus.

    Minor had no trouble on campus and there is no sign of foul play, school officials said.

    A vigil for Devon and his family was scheduled for 7 p.m. at Mt Zion Baptist Church of Germantown on 41 W Rittenhouse Street in Philly.

    Fan, follow and download: Get the latest from anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and NBC Philadelphia. Sign up for our breaking news newsletter. And, get breaking news delivered right to your mobile phone -- just text PHIBREAKING to 639710 to sign up. (Message and data rates may apply.)