Police find missing former student

Anthony Kinuthia
Anthony Kinuthia Photo by Yale Daily News.

The Yale Police have located former Yale senior Anthony Kinuthia, whom authorities were looking for as recently as Friday.

In an e-mail to the Yale community Saturday afternoon, YPD Chief James Perrotti said police have determined that Kinuthia, a former economics major in Branford College who recently withdrew from Yale, is staying with family out of state and is fine.

Perrotti sent an e-mail to the Yale community Friday night asking for help finding Kinuthia, who Yale spokesman Tom Conroy said withdrew prior to this past week because of “personal issues.” Perrotti said Friday that the Yale Police were in contact with Kinuthia’s family in Kenya, and were hoping to confirm his well-being and help with his visa.

“We wish to make sure that he is okay so we’ve asked for the community’s and the public’s help in locating him,” Conroy added in an e-mail late Friday.

In his e-mail Saturday, Perrotti thanked members of the Yale community for helping the police reach Kinuthia, though he did not specify who had helped or how.

Branford College Master Steven Smith said Friday night that authorities had been looking for Kinuthia since before Friday.

Nora Caplan-Bricker and Vivian Yee contributed reporting.

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