Day 3 in search for missing college student

By: News Staff


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FRANKLIN, Mass. (WLNE) — Officials are resuming their search for a missing 20-year-old college student Tuesday morning.

Authorities have been using drones and K9 units during their search for Michael Doherty.

Police in Massachusetts are looking for the 20-year-old who went missing early Sunday morning.

Doherty was last seen around 1:30 a.m. in the Phyllis Lane area of Franklin.

According to authorities, the 20 year-old is 5 feet 10 inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt with a Nike symbol, black pants, and sneakers.

Locals are being urged to check outside their homes including any sheds or detached buildings to see if he may be taking shelter there.

Police are telling the public that they may see increased public safety presence in the area.

Officials do not believe foul play was involved in his disappearance.

Friends are holding out hope for his safe return.

“Right now I don’t know what to think. I’m just hoping for the best cause right now anything’s possible and I’m still hoping he’s out there,” said Doherty’s friend, Andrew Parent.

Anyone with information as to Doherty’s whereabouts should contact Franklin police at 508-528 -1212.

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