Iowa State University student is missing; police seek assistance

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University Police have issued a missing persons alert and seek the public's assistance in locating a student who has not been seen since Friday night, Jan. 22.

Jonathan Lacina, 21, was last seen leaving 300 Stanton Ave. at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 22. Friends and family have not seen or heard from Jon Lacina since that time. Lacina's father, Tom, called ISU Police to report him missing at 8:39 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30.

ISU Police, the Ames Police Department, the Story County Sheriff's Office, Iowa State Patrol, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Story County Emergency Management and STAR 1 Search and Rescue are working together to locate Lacina. Ground searches for Lacina are under way.

Lacina is a senior majoring in graphic design from Grinnell. He is a white male, 5 feet 11 inches, 155 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing a black coat and blue jeans.

Anyone who has had contact with, or information about Lacina since Jan. 22 should immediately call ISU Police at (515) 294-4428, or 911 from any campus phone.

Lacina photos

Jonathan Lacina