MSU Police continue to search for missing man, ask other agencies for help

Brandon Santo was last seen on Friday, Oct. 29.
Michigan State University Police are searching for 18-year-old Brandon Santo, who was last seen...
Michigan State University Police are searching for 18-year-old Brandon Santo, who was last seen on Oct. 29.(MSU Police and Public Safety)
Published: Oct. 31, 2021 at 1:54 PM EDT
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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - UPDATE: Michigan State University Police continue their search for for 18 year-old Brendan Santo.

Police say Santo was visiting friends at Michigan State University on Friday, October 29th and was last seen leaving Yakeley Hall shortly before midnight.

It is possible he intended to walk approximately a half mile to the Brody Neighborhood. Brendan was last seen walking on campus and there is no indication he left the East Lansing area. Brendan’s vehicle remains in the last location it was parked.

To enhance their search efforts, MSU Police is calling on Michigan State Police and the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office to aid in their search on foot, be helicopter, by drone and boat.

Police have so far interviewed those who had last seen or spoke with Brendan, a review of surveillance cameras, and advanced techniques such as reviewing cellular, smartphone, and GPS data.

So far, their social media posts have reached over 30,000 people, and police encourage to continue to share the posts to reach more people.

Michigan State University Police are actively searching for a missing person.

Brendan Santo, 18, was last seen on Friday, Oct. 29 leaving Yakeley Hall just before midnight. Santo is not a student at MSU but was visiting friends. He may have been walking to the Brody Neighborhood.

Santo is described as 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, gray sweatpants, a black baseball hat, and white Converse high tops.

If you have any information on Santo’s whereabouts, call Detective Sergeant James Terrill at (517) 388-6291 or email at

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