University student missing

University student Andrew Morgan, 21, was last seen by his roommate Sept. 29.

Brady Averill

Family and friends of University student Andrew T. Morgan gathered Wednesday to help locate the 21-year-old who was last seen Sept. 29.

Morgan’s north Minneapolis roommate, Frank Moen, is the last known person to see the missing part-time student on the night of Sept. 29. The encounter was short, Moen said.

According to Minneapolis police, Morgan has not attended class or worked at his Woodbury, Minn., job since disappearing Sept. 29.

Police have been unable to locate Morgan’s car, a 1995 red Ford Escort wagon. The vehicle has a U.S. flag painted on the hood.

No foul play is expected, Minneapolis Police Sgt. Tom Ryan said.

“The case is an ongoing investigation,” Ryan said.

Morgan’s roommates called Morgan’s parents, Tom and JoAnn Morgan of Severance, Colo., Tuesday morning about their son’s possible disappearance.

Tom Morgan filed a missing persons report with Minneapolis police and flew to Minnesota on Tuesday night.

The father said Andrew Morgan’s sister traveled to Minneapolis on Wednesday to assist in the search, and his mother will make phone calls from Colorado.

University spokesman David Ruth said University officials would not comment on the possible disappearance.

Looking for Andrew Morgan

Family and friends began posting fliers Wednesday around the area including a photo and phone numbers people can call with information.

Tom Morgan said he has no idea why his son is missing, but said his son occasionally has mood swings.

“We really don’t know,” he said. “We really don’t have any idea.”

He said Andrew Morgan is a responsible person, who is an assistant manager at Valvoline Instant Oil Change in Woodbury.

Tom Morgan said his son occasionally leaves class or work for a day without telling anybody, but leaving for a week is unusual.

“That’s what has got us concerned,” he said.

Andrew Morgan has not made any bank transactions or phone calls since he was last seen, his father said.

“It just kinda ends there,” he said.

After talking two weeks ago, Tom Morgan said, his son seemed fine.

Searchers are contacting all of his friends, co-workers and people Andrew Morgan plays intramural soccer with, his father said. So far, nobody has had contact with Andrew Morgan, he said.

“If anything, I’m hoping we can find the car,” he said.

Tom Morgan said he has no idea why his son might disappear but hopes he is safe. His biggest fear is that Andrew Morgan committed suicide, he said.

Last seen

Moen said his roommate acted normally when last seeing him in their house they share with two others.

“He was just regular old Andy,” Moen said.

Moen hadn’t seen Andrew Morgan again before leaving for the weekend. When he returned Sunday night, nothing had changed in Andrew Morgan’s room since Wednesday night, he said.

That was when Moen and his two roommates started talking about Andrew Morgan’s apparent disappearance, he said.

The roommates called Andrew Morgan’s workplace Monday to see if he had come into work. After they heard he hasn’t worked his normal shifts, they notified Andrew Morgan’s parents.

Tom Morgan said his son wants to teach literature.

“He does a lot of reading,” he said.

Family friend and University senior Katie Jensen said she doubted Andrew Morgan would disappear without telling anyone.

“He’s like my little brother,” she said. “This isn’t something he’d do.”

Anyone with tips on the possible student disappearance is urged to call the Minneapolis or University police departments.