Parents Shocked After Penn State Dropout Disappears On Graduation Day
On May 8, Joanne and Paul Steindorf arrived at their son's apartment in central Pennsylvania under the impression they'd accompany the 23-year-old student to his college graduation.
But their son, Jon Steindorf, was nowhere to be found.
According to New York Daily News, Jon left his apartment around 11:30 that morning, leaving behind his wallet, cell phone, keys and money.
He has yet to return home.
The student, who secretly dropped out of school last fall, is reported to be last seen by his roommate who claims Jon was carrying a red backpack and riding a black bicycle.
The State College police investigating Jon's disappearance have “had calls and checked [them] out,” according to Lt. Bradley Smail, but “as of this point, nothing [has been found].”
The authorities released a missing persons report, describing Jon as a 5'10”, 170-pound, blue-eyed male.
Additionally, friends and family members posted their own missing persons reports on Facebook in desperate attempts to find Jon safe and healthy.
In a post on Facebook, his mother reportedly wrote,
We love Jon dearly and want him to return safely to his friends and family. If anyone has seen Jon, or has any idea of his whereabouts, please contact me or the State College Police department.
She added his secret withdrawal from the school “does not matter,” and ended the note with a direct plea to her son, writing,
Jon, if you are out there, we love you. Please come home.
If you have any information that may help in locating Jon Steindorf, contact the State College Police Department at 814-234-7150. We send our best wishes to the family during this difficult time.
Please RT. #PennState #WeAre #OneTeam #FindJon pic.twitter.com/pDd4eZbYQy — Rebecca Sommer (@beccasommer) May 10, 2015