A Penn State freshman is missing, and friends and family are joining campus police to find the student who was last seen leaving a fraternity, Penn State Police said.
Joseph Dado, 18, was last seen leaving Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) fraternity, 319 N. Burrowes Road, at about 3 a.m. Sunday morning and has not been seen or heard from since, police said.
Dado's parents have driven to Penn State from Pittsburgh to help find their son, said his sister, Natalie Dado (senior-industrial engineering).
"He has a close group of friends -- he has no reason to just run away and not contact anyone," his sister said, crying. "I just want everyone to help."
Dado said she last saw her brother at her Burrowes Corner apartment, 119 S. Burrowes St., at about 1:45 a.m. before he left for the fraternity. She said that his cell phone is on but there has
been no answer to repeated calls.
He was last seen wearing a yellow T-shirt with a navy blue hoodie and jeans, she said.
He is described as being 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds, she said.
Penn State Police Officer Ryan Rodgers said police have "no reason to believe he is in any type of danger."
Now, friends and family are phoning each other in an attempt to locate the missing student, police said.
Natalie Dado said she and her friends have been searching campus since as early as 3 p.m. Sunday to locate her brother.
"We are trying to make every attempt to try and locate him, wherever he may be," Rodgers said.