Police: Missing U of M Student Went Into River

Missing U of M Student Went Into Mississippi River

Police in Minneapolis say a University of Minnesota student missing for three days appears to have gone into the Mississippi River, and they’re starting a water recovery effort.

A police statement says Jennifer Houle was seen on video entering the river from the 10th Avenue Bridge early Friday morning.

The statement didn’t provide other details, but said no suspects are being sought.

Houle, 22, was last seen around 1 a.m. Friday at Blarney Pub and Grill in the Dinkytown neighborhood.

Police say her purse was found at 3 a.m. about three blocks west of the bar.

Nearly 300 of Houle’s friends and relatives attended a vigil Sunday evening outside Stillwater Area High School, where she graduated before studying at the university’s Carlson School of Management.

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