Brendan Santo

Brendan Santo: FBI Joins Search for Missing Teen Who Vanished from Michigan State University, $5K Reward Offered

The FBI has joined in the search for missing Michigan teen, Brendan Santo, 18, who vanished almost two weeks ago.

According to the Midland Daily News, Santo’s parents are also offering a “$5,000 reward to anyone with credible information” that leads to the whereabouts of Santo. The reward is being managed via Crime Stoppers of Mid-Michigan.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Santo went to Michigan State University on October 29 and never returned home. Police said Santo, who attends a different college, is not a student at MSU but has friends who attend. He was last seen a little before midnight Friday leaving Yakely Hall.

“At this point, foul play is not suspected in Brendan Santo’s disappearance, and we have received no other reports of missing persons. We also do not believe that Brendan intended to harm himself,” police previously said in a press release.

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Police found Santo’s car last Saturday after blocking off a portion of a parking lot near the Red Cedar River, which was where he parked it Friday.

“The Red Cedar River is of particular interest just due to the close proximity (to) where Brendan was last seen,” MSU PD Public Information Officer Inspector Chris Rozman said. “That particular search effort is requiring additional resources from MSP’s Marine Services Division.”

Michigan State University says that the Red Cedar River runs two miles through the MSU campus.

Santo stands 5-feet-10-inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, grey joggers, a black t-shirt, and white Converse shoes.

Anyone with information on Santo’s whereabouts should contact 844-99-MSUPD (67873) or email You can also contact Crime Stoppers of Mid-Michigan at 517-483-STOP.

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[Featured Photo: Brendan Santo/”Bring Brendan Home”]