Stephen Erb found safe after family reports him missing

NKU student Stephen Erb has been found safe.

“Stephen Erb has been located in New York,” Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Stephen Barnett said. “No foul play (was involved). Family is in contact with him.” He was located in White Plains, New York and his family is working to reunite with him, NKU spokesperson Chris Cole said.

Northern Kentucky University Police assisted the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department after a NKU student was reported missing Tuesday. Stephen Erb, a senior informatics major from Cincinnati, did not show up to work or return home after taking an exam at NKU Monday night, according to his father, James Erb.

“He disappeared when he left that class,” his father said, adding that no one, including his friends, had been able to get in contact with him. His father also said the professor of his class confirmed that he was present and left after the class was over, sometime between 7 and 7:15 p.m. Monday night.

NKU Police did an active search on campus after Erb was reported missing, according to Cole.

NKU issued a campus-wide alert through it’s text messaging system and e-mail asking students to help locate Erb.

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Story by Jesse Call