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UPDATE: Missing UW-Stout student found safe

Menomonie (WQOW) – UW-Stout officials say a student believed to be missing has been located and is safe.

UW-Stout Director of Communications, Doug Mell, released the following statement to News 18:

“Authorities have located Devon Jenkins-Joshua, the missing UW-Stout student from the Milwaukee area, and he is safe. A law enforcement agency in Minnesota responded to UW-Stout police’s  attempt to locate and contacted our agency. Together we are working to reunite him with his family.” 


Menomonie (WQOW)
– UW-Stout police are looking for a missing student and they are asking for your help.

According to the UW-Stout Police Department, Devon Jenkins-Joshua, 23, a freshman from the Milwaukee area, has not been seen or heard from since the early hours of Dec. 18.

At 12:05 a.m. on Dec. 19, officers were requested to do a welfare check on Devon Jenkins-Joshua at his room in McCalmont Hall on UW-Stout’s main campus. Officers checked the room for Jenkins-Joshua and were unable to locate him. Officers also were unsuccessful in locating Jenkins-Joshua’s vehicle on campus.

As the investigation continued, police learned that he has been absent from class and has not contacted family. It appears most of his personal belongings were left behind, and his cell phone is inactive. No information could be obtained as to where he would have gone.

According to UW-Stout police, at this point there is no suspicion of foul play.

Jenkins-Joshua is described as 5’8” tall, weighs 185 pounds and is African-American. His vehicle is a 2018 Kia Soul, blue with a white roof, Wisconsin license plate of ADT2932.

If anyone has any information you are asked to contact UW-Stout Police at (715) 232-2222, Ext. 1, or contact your local authorities.

Photo Credits: UW-Stout police

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