UPDATE: Missing SPASH student found safe
STEVENS POINT — Missing SPASH student Jackson Kelly returned home safe and sound, according to authorities.
In a news release, police located Kelly’s vehicle near the La Quinta Inn in Stevens Point at approximately 5:30 p.m. A short time later it was learned that Kelly had left the vehicle and obtained a ride from a friend who then returned Kelly to his residence in Plover.
Kelly was reported missing on Feb. 18 after failing to show up for class.
Police responded to the residence and located him in the company of family who were in the process of notifying law enforcement. Police Interviewed Jackson and it was learned that he was safe and sound and required no further assistance.
“Considerable resources were spent attempting to locate Jackson and the Plover Police Department would like to thank all involved for the assistance including the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office Technical Services Unit. Portage County Sheriff’s office, Stevens Point Police Department, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Police Department and numerous other Law Enforcement agencies around the state.
The media across the state of Wisconsin was also fantastic in all their reporting and helped tremendously in efforts to spread the word and help locate Jackson.”
“The take away is a young man is home safe and sound with his family and no crime has been committed,” said Plover Chief of Police Dan Ault in a news release. “A sincere thank you to the entire community for the support and efforts in helping locate Jackson Kelly.”