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David Michael Miller
David Michael Miller was last seen Tuesday night leaving a residence hall at the University of Minnesota. University police are asking the public for help in finding the third-year student.
Courtesy of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Police are asking for the public's help to find a third year student at the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus, last seen leaving his residence hall Tuesday.

University Police issued a missing person alert Thursday afternoon for 20-year-old David Michael Miller of St. Peter, Minnesota.

David Michael Miller
David Michael Miller
Courtesy of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

"The last photo we have of him — a surveillance photo — is him leaving at about 9 p.m. from Wilkins Hall on Tuesday night," said University of Minnesota Police Chief Matt Clark. 

"The roommates didn't know he had left at that time. We're searching our surveillance video. We have about 2,000 cameras on campus and we have an extensive array of video footage we're looking through this time."

Clark said Miller's roommates reported him missing Wednesday. He did not show up for his classes Wednesday morning.

Clark said Miller did not have his phone with him. There's no suspicion of foul play.

"Currently we have an extensive search being done for Mr. Miller," Clark said, acknowledging the help of Hennepin County which has lent boats and drones. 

"The [Minnesota] State Patrol has used their helicopter to search the area as well. And the Minneapolis Police Department has loaned us their K9 teams to search with our officers."

Police describe Miller as just over 6 feet tall and weighing 175 pounds. He has green eyes and brown hair.

Clark is asking anyone with information on Miller's whereabouts to contact police.