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Missing student located; reunited with family

2/29/2012 —

 

CHAD EVANUIK GONE FOR EIGHT DAYS;
NO CONTACT WITH PARENTS AND FRIENDS

Chad Evanuik, a Penn State New Kensington sophomore who has been missing for eight days, was found Feb. 28 after checking into a local hospital.

According to Frazer Township police Chief Carl Toscolani, Evanuik checked into Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville at 9:00 p.m.under another name. 

After he was admitted, a nurse at the hospital recognized Evanuik from a photo in newspaper and media stories and alerted police. Toscolani said that Evanuik seemed a little disoriented but didn’t appear to be injured. Evanuik was reunited with his family later that evening. He remains at Forbes Regional for evaluation.

Evanuik, an engineering major, was last seen when he left his home to attend classes. No reason has been given for why he left without contacting his family.

Theresa Bonk, director of student affairs at the campus, offered special praise for the Frazer police department, students, faculty and staff, and the local community for their collective efforts in helping to find Evanuik.

“We appreciate the quick response and hard work by Chief Toscolani and the Frazer police," said Bonk, who was the campus liaison though out the ordeal. “The campus community and local residents immediately stepped up to help. We are happy that Chad is safe and with his family.”

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