Editor’s note • After charges were filed in this case, this story was updated to remove the student’s name. The Salt Lake Tribune generally does not identify alleged sexual assault victims.
Police are searching for a Snow College student who has not been seen since she left her dorm late Monday.
Security footage shows who officers believe is the 19-year-old student leaving the residence halls at 9:22 p.m., according to a post from police at the central Utah school. The building is located at 155 E. College Avenue in Ephraim.
The college has released a still image from the video, showing the back of a young woman with long, strawberry-blond hair in a braid. She is wearing a white fleece jacket and a dark skirt and carrying a plastic bag.
Snow College police are working with state and local law enforcement, as well as the FBI. Anyone with information about the woman’s whereabouts or who saw anything suspicious in the area may call 435-283-7170.
Marci Larsen, the school’s spokesperson, said the student’s roommates first reported her missing when they were concerned that she didn’t return by the next day.
Finals at the school run through the end of this week, before most students go home at the end of the semester. Larsen said the student has not completed exams yet, and police don’t believe that she was trying to go home, given that she wasn’t carrying a duffel bag or other luggage.
The woman’s parents told police they have not seen their daughter. Larsen said they are currently in Ephraim searching for her.
“They’re very worried,” Larsen said.
Police are trying to track the student’s phone records, the spokesperson added, to see if that will help locate her. For now, the circumstances are considered suspicious.
The student is currently in her first semester at Snow College, Larsen believes.
The school has sent out an alert to all students and faculty.