A Pennsylvania College of Technology student who left campus on Sunday evening has been located and is with his family, according to Pennsylvania College of Technology Police.
In a notice sent to students, Vice President for Student Affairs Elliott Strickland wrote:
Joshua L. Stanley, the Penn College student who had been reported missing from campus on Sunday, February 23, has been located and safely reunited with his family.
We are grateful to everyone who provided Penn College Police with information that aided in the investigation.
We ask that the family’s privacy be respected at this time.
Joshua Lane Stanley, 18, from Warsaw, Va., a freshman at Penn College, left campus Sunday evening, February 23, 2020. Despite having a vehicle on campus, Stanley, left on foot. His friends on campus said they last saw him wearing a blue sweatshirt and black Addidas sweatpants, carrying two backpacks.
Stanley’s abrupt disappearance prompted the issuance of a “Missing” poster that has circulated social media and news outlets. He was also entered into the FBI's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database.
Stanley was spotted a few times, including on Monday morning walking along Rt. 44 near Jersey Shore, Pa., where Tiadaghton Police made contact with him. He told police his name and that he was a student from Penn College. Stanley had no ID in his posession to verify that information, however.
“He said he was going to see a friend at Penn State. He seemed like a normal guy. There was nothing suspicious about him,” said Sergeant Brian Fioretti of the Tiadaghton Police Department. At this time the department was unaware that Stanley had a car on campus, or even that friends and family were concerned for his whereabouts.
Stanley was reportedly seen again near the McDonalds at Lamar at the I-80 interchange around 9:30 a.m. Monday, February 24.
Tuesday evening, an update from Head Coach Tyler Mensch was posted on Facebook, saying Stanley had been spotted again outside State College, February 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. and driven to Duncansville, Pa and dropped off at a truck stop/Rutters gas station. He said he was heading to Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Stanley is a freshman goalkeeper for the Wildcats soccer team.