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(NEW YORK) — It’s been nearly three months since 18-year-old Brendan Santo went missing while visiting friends in East Lansing, Michigan, the weekend of the Michigan-Michigan State football game.

There are no clues yet as to what happened to the Grand Valley University student who disappeared over Halloween weekend, but his search continues and his family isn’t losing hope. “We just want Brendan back,” they told ABC News.

“It is unfathomable to believe that in our time anyone could just disappear,” said Brendan’s aunt, Dawn Brewer. “Our family desperately pleads with anyone with information to come forward, even anonymously.”

Santo was last seen around midnight Oct. 29 on the MSU campus near Yakeley Hall, authorities said. He was wearing gray sweatpants, a black t-shirt, a Detroit Red Wings cap and Converse tops, police said. He is approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and 160 pounds.

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Santo’s friends thought he was heading to the Brody neighborhood, where he was staying with other friends, but he never arrived. His phone was at 0% battery when he disappeared, the last message he sent was around 11:45 p.m.

Surveillance cameras at Yakeley Hall were not working the night Brendan disappeared, MSUPD confirmed, and there were no other cameras in the area.

“Finding out what happened after Brendan left Yakeley Hall is the key to finding Brendan, or at least adding another piece to this horrible puzzle,” Brewer said.

Santo’s friends reported him missing the next morning. Brendan’s vehicle remained in the last place it was parked and there is no indication that it left the East Lansing area, according to MSUPD.

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Shortly after Santo’s disappearance, the FBI joined state and local agencies in the search, which included efforts on foot, drone, helicopter and boat. Authorities used several K9 teams early in the investigation, including cadaver dogs.

According to MSUPD, multiple indications of cadaveric dogs on the Red Cedar River near Santo’s last known location along with his digital footprint have led investigators to focus on the Red Cedar River, although they are exploring other possibilities.

“As a parent, family member, or friend, you want to turn every rock over as quickly as possible to get the information you need to find your loved one. We understand that an investigation like this can take time. time, but it was very difficult,” said Santo’s aunt.

There have been no sightings of Santo to date, and none of his possessions have been found, but interest in his disappearance has only grown. Volunteer searches, charity events and various fundraisers helped raise awareness, as did social media.

There were two extensive civilian searches with more than 800 volunteers scouring the area for Santo’s red-winged black hat, blue iPhone, car key or gold necklace. Several MSU students and local citizens continued to search each day, according to the family.

“Many of these people don’t know Brendan or our family, but have taken the time and energy to help us every day…our family continues to be overwhelmed with their support and dedication,” Brewer told ABC News.

The family Facebook page called “Bring Brendan Santo Home” has reached more than 43,000 members, BBH Warriors threaded. Many are participating in a #bringbrendanhome flyer challenge, which encourages people to print Brendan’s flyer and post a photo with the hashtag “#bringbrendanhome.” Leaflets have been posted across the country and beyond, according to the family. An Instagram account set up to spread the word continues to grow as more join the search for the missing teenager.

The reward for any credible information about Brendan’s whereabouts has risen to over $20,000. The Whistleblower Line can be reached at 844-99-MSUPD (844-996-7873), [email protected] or Crime Stoppers of Mid-Michigan 517-483-STOP (7867) https://www.crimestoppersofmidmichigan . com/.

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