Updated, April 3, 10:20 a.m. | The Yale Police are asking for help finding Anthony Kinuthia, who was a senior economics major in Branford College until he recently withdrew.

The police are in contact with Kinuthia’s family in Kenya, and are hoping to confirm his well-being and help with his visa, according to an e-mail YPD Chief James Perrotti sent to the Yale Community Friday night.

Branford College Master Steven Smith said authorities have been looking for Kinuthia since before Friday. Yale spokesman Tom Conroy said in an e-mail late Friday that Kinuthia withdrew prior to this past week for “personal issues” and has not been seen recently.

“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 said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Yale Police immediately at 203-432-4400.