Police track cell phone in missing student case
Missing man sent text night of disappearance
FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) - The search is intensifying for a Purdue student who disappeared over the weekend. The Fishers Police Department said they will continue to search overnight and Wednesday for 19-year-old Patrick Trainor. They are also planning to talk with more of his friends hoping they might have information on his disappearance.
Trainor went missing after a party last weekend at a Geist home. Police are pursuing new leads as family and Friends have been desperately searching for Trainor.
Early Tuesday, Fishers police searched on land and in the air for Trainor.
“The last known contact that anyone had with Patrick was via cell-phone usage and it was in or around the 10900 block of Olio Road,” said Sgt. Randy McFarland with the Fishers Police Department.
Family and friends have been searching the area since Trainor’s disappearance. Even one of his fraternity brothers from Purdue helped in the search.
24-Hour News 8 talked with Alex, one of Trainor’s friends, Tuesday afternoon. She said she talked with Trainor on Saturday.
“Earlier on in the day he talked about doing something with me and my friends and we never ended up doing anything,” Alex said.
Alex showed 24-Hour News 8 a text message she received from Trainor Saturday night. She said that text was the last time she communicated with him.
“I knew he wanted to have a good time that night and just wanted to have fun with his friends while he was home for spring break,” said Alex.
“I’m more worried about his parents and his really close friends who have grown up with him for a long time now,” Alex said.
“Everybody is just hoping for the best, like we fear the worst, but we always want the best for a brother and for a friend like Pat,” said Petticrew.