Six days after he was reported missing, there’s finally some good news regarding the disappearance of former University of Michigan student Brice Moss: Police believe he is alive.
Moss’s disappearance was reported to police Saturday after his mother came to Ann Arbor and expected him to graduate. Moss never showed up, and his mother told police she believed he was in danger.
He was last seen by his friend and roommate at 2:40 a.m. Saturday, and his tan 1999 Lincoln Town Car was last seen parked near a friend’s home on Ann Street at 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
Although his mother expected him to graduate Saturday, Moss hasn’t been enrolled at U-M since April 2011, university officials said.
Ever since Moss was reported missing, friends and family members have been expressing their sadness at his disappearance on various social media platforms. A Facebook page titled “Help Find Our Friend Brice Moss” had nearly 1,800 likes as of 9:25 a.m. Friday.
Bush said that outpouring of support might encourage Moss to reach out to someone.
“We’re still hopeful he will reach out to a friend or family member and let them know he’s OK,” she said.
Bush couldn’t confirm a report in The Michigan Daily Wednesday that Moss had been seen on U-M’s North Campus. She said detectives are still investigating the case and, even though it’s believed Moss is alive, the search will not stop until his location is confirmed.
Anyone with information Moss’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police at 734-794-6921 or 911 if in the city of Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor police continue to search for missing former University of Michigan student Brice Moss but said there’s very little new information to report on his whereabouts.
He was last seen at 2:40 a.m. Saturday by one of his roommates and was reported missing by his mother after not showing up for the U-M graduation ceremony, police said.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said Tuesday police are actively investigating the case and looking into all potential leads.
“We’re hopeful that someone will have contact with him or he will contact his family,” she said.
While Moss’s mother expected him to graduate Saturday, university officials said Tuesday he hasn’t been a student at U-M for quite some time.
U-M spokesman Rick Fitzgerald said Tuesday Moss was a student at the university from the summer of 2008 until April 2011, but has not been enrolled for more than a year.
“We don’t know much else about his situation, but we can confirm from records that was the time frame that he was a student,” Fitzgerald said.
The investigation into Moss’s disappearance is a police case and university officials are supporting the investigation, Fitzgerald said.
Moss’s car was last seen at 12:30 a.m. Sunday on Ann Street near a friend’s house, after he was reported missing, Bush said. He drives a tan 1999 Lincoln Town Car.
According to Bush, it’s possible that Moss originally left Ann Arbor to visit friends at other schools. It’s known that Moss had friends at Tulane University, Michigan State University, Central Michigan University and Eastern Michigan University, Bush said.
The investigation has been discussed on Facebook and Twitter, with friends and family hoping to get the word out regarding Moss’s disappearance. A Facebook page titled “Help Find Our Friend Brice Moss” had more than 1,320 likes as of 9:20 a.m. Tuesday.
Bush encouraged the community to keep taking action on social media platforms and to keep their eyes and ears open in the coming days for any sign of Moss. She said these are the types of cases in which police need the most help from the community.
“The police department appreciates people keeping an eye out for his vehicle and for assisting and attempting to locate him,” Bush said. “This is where our community can help us out.”
Anyone with information on Moss’s whereabouts or anyone who might have information pertinent to the case is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor Police Department anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939 or 911 if in the city of Ann Arbor.