Authorities in the Waterloo area are looking for a college student who they say tried to break into a house over the weekend. The search will resume this morning for a Taylor Lee Franco, a Hawkeye Community College student who lives on the University of Northern Iowa campus.
Authorities say Franco tried to break into a home outside LaPorte City, claiming that he lived there. He then took off on foot, leaving his shoes behind but taking the homeowners’ bloodhound with him.
A vehicle registered to Franco’s parents was found not far from the house. Black Hawk County Sheriff’s deputies and search teams had been trying to follow footprints along the Cedar River, using 4 wheelers, ATVs and horses.
By Jesse Gavin, KCNZ, Cedar Falls