Assistance sought in locating missing student

Iowa State University Police have issued a missing persons alert and are seeking assistance in locating a student who has not been seen since the early morning hours of Saturday, March 31, 2007.

Abel M. Bolanos, age 19, was last seen at approximately 4:00 to 4:30 a.m. on March 31. He was seen leaving an apartment at 208 South Hyland and walking south on Hyland. Friends and family have not been able to locate Bolanos since that time.

Bolanos may have been in the Wallace Wilson complex area at approximately 4:30 a.m., but it does not appear that he was able to gain access to his room.

Search team

Director of Public Safety Jerry Stewart (center right) and ISU police captain Rob Bowers (center left) work with the STAR 1 Search & Rescue team to coordinate the search for sophomore Abel Bolanos. Teams are searching fields, waterways and remote areas in and around the area south of the Towers residence complex.

Iowa State University Police, the Ames Police Department, and STAR 1 Search & Rescue, have conducted extensive searches of the area between South Hyland and the Wallace Wilson complex, as well as adjoining areas.

Bolanos is a white male, 5'7" tall, 165 pounds, with brown hair that is kept short and straight, brown eyes, and a fair complexion. He has the words "Ancora Imparo" as a tattoo on his upper right arm. Bolanos was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt, and brown shoes.

ISU Police are asking for assistance from anyone who has had contact with, or information about, Bolanos since Friday evening. To report information, please contact:
Iowa State University Police
Phone: 515-294-4428
EMERGENCY: 911 (from any campus phone)