Iowa State University’s put out an alert for a missing student, asking anybody who’s seen 19-year-old Abel Bolanos to have him get in touch. Gene Deisinger, Commander of Special Operations for ISU Police, says
Bolanos’ family contacted campus security on Sunday morning, after not being able to contact him and hearing reports that he’d last been seen at an off-campua party on Saturday.
Deisinger says it was about 4 A.M. Saturday when Bolanos left on foot, from an apartment near the Campustown area of Ames, just south of the Iowa State campus. The best information the campus police have is that Bolanos was at an address on South Hyland Avenue till four or 4:30 Saturday morning and was seen leaving there. He lives on campus, in Wallace Hall.
Bolanos, a sophomore student from Illinois, is white with brown hair, five-feet-seven-inches tall and 165 pounds, and has a tattoo that says Ancaro Imparo — Latin for "I am still learning." Deisinger says city and campus police consider a lot of factors when deciding whether to put out a public alert for someone’s safety and well-bring.
In this case officials think alcohol was likely a factor. The young man left wearing only jeans and a T-shirt, and it’s been cold and rainy the last couple days and nights. Deisinger says the youth didn’t have a ride, and didn’t have any way of getting into the residence hall where he lives, and they grew concerned because none of his friends or relations have seen or heard from him since he left the party.
Deisinger says those relatives and friends told the cops that kind of behavior was not typical of the student, and that also became a factor in the decision to put out an alert. Anybody who contacts him or knows about the missing man can call Ames or ISU police.