Family, friends, and teammates of Joshua Lane Stanley, a freshman at Penn College are concerned for his well being after he reportedly left campus Sunday evening, February 23, 2020. Despite having a vehicle on campus, Stanley, who is from Warsaw, Va., left on foot.
Reports are that he headed West in the direction of State College, Pa. “He mentioned going to see an old teammate in Maryland,” said fellow teammate and friend Dylan Snyder. "But that teammate said he never contacted him." Snyder is a Captain of the Penn College Men’s soccer team.
Tiadaghton Police Department received a call from a concerned citizen at 6:56 a.m. Monday, February 24, reporting a man walking in the road along Rt. 44 near Jersey Shore, Pa., according to Stanley’s mother, Julie Stanley. Tiadaghton PD did make contact with Stanley, but at the time there was no reason to hold the student and he continued on his way.
“This is completely out of character,” said Stanley’s mother. Stanley is a freshman goalkeeper for the soccer team, on an ROTC scholarship. “It makes no sense that he would leave his car on campus,” she said. Stanley has made no attempt at contact via phone.
Students at Penn College say they’ve received reports that he was last last seen on I-80 Eastbound near the McDonalds at Lamar around 9:30 a.m. Monday.
Joshua Lane Stanley is a male caucasian, 200 lbs, 6 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt and black Addidas sweatpants, carrying two backpacks.
Stanley has been entered into the FBI's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database.
Anyone with information is asked to call Penn College Campus Police at (570) 321-5555.