ANN ARBOR, Mich. -
Very popular, highly intelligent and enjoying the life of a collage student in Ann Arbor.
That’s the Brice Moss people saw right up until he went missing.
"Can you imagine, your only son, with the expectation he was suppose to graduate from the University of Michigan, just vanishes off the Earth? We are torn,” said Moss’s God father, Ray Paige.
Ann Arbor police have been searching for 21-year-old Brice Moss, a senior at Michigan, since Saturday afternoon. Moss’s family reported him missing after coming to Ann Arbor for the commencement ceremony.
“Our detectives are actively working on it and we’re hopeful and optimistic that the case will be resolved,” said Lt. Renee Bush.
However, according to university spokesman Rick Fitzgerald, the school reports there was no record of Moss graduating on Saturday. Moss’s name is not found in the 2012 spring commencement program.
Fitzgerald added that Moss was enrolled in classes at the university from summer 2008 until winter 2011 but has not been enrolled at since April 19, 2011.
“We are worried, we were looking at some of the top colleges for law school, we are shocked he did something like this," said Paige, a Detroit attorney.
The search for the 21-year-old student has flooded social media sites. Friends of Moss started a Facebook group titled “Help Find Our Friend Brice Moss” which currently has more than 1,000 likes.
“We need the community to be our eyes and ears,” Bush said. “The use of social media is a huge opportunity for us to locate him.”
According to police, Moss, who lives in the 1000 block of Vaughn Street, was reportedly last seen at 2:40 a.m. Saturday in Ann Arbor. But his car, a tan 1999 Lincoln Town Car, was seen at 12:30 a.m. Sunday parked outside a friend’s house on Ann Street, a few hours after police had met with his friends and roommates trying to find him.
One of Moss’s roommates, who didn’t want to be identified, told Local 4 Moss had two sides to him and his five roommates knew he wasn’t taking any classes. But he says he is still shocked Moss is missing.
While his location is still unknown, police said that Moss has friends at Tulane University, Michigan State University, Eastern Michigan University and Central Michigan University and they are checking with those schools for his whereabouts.