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Tempe Police Looking for ASU Student Missing for Nearly a Week

Tempe police are looking for a 22-year-old Arizona State University student missing since boarding a westbound light-rail train last week.

Daniel Heidinger, an economics student at ASU, was reported missing after leaving his home near Mill Avenue in Tempe on April 21 about 5 p.m.

Surveillance footage shows Heidinger boarding a light-rail train heading toward Phoenix about 6 p.m..

Tempe police Sergeant Steve Carbajal tells New Times there was no sign of a struggle at Heidinger's home and that no foul play is suspected in his disappearance, but his family is trying to locate him.

"At this point we're trying to conduct a welfare check," Carbajal says. "The thing is, though, people can just leave."


Carbajal says police have few leads and, at the moment, there is nothing to indicate that Heidinger had a reason to run away.

Heidinger is described as 5-foot-11, 155 pounds, sandy/light brown hair, blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a dark sweatshirt and light-colored shorts.

Anyone with information into his disappearance is asked to call the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311.

For more information, check out a Facebook page created to help find Heidinger by clicking here.


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