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Northwestern student Gabriel Corona found safe

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Northwestern University Police this afternoon said missing Northwestern student Gabriel “Gabe” Corona has been found safe and in good physical condition.

Gabe is currently in Chicago, and his family has been notified. Appropriate follow up and care are being provided, NU and Evanston police report.

“I can’t tell you how happy and relieved we are that Gabe has been found safely,” said Northwestern Police Chief Bruce Lewis. “We are extraordinarily grateful to Evanston and Chicago police for their hard work and collaboration in this investigation.”

Evanston Police say Corona was located by the Chicago Police Department and that he was not the victim of a crime.

Corona’s disappearance was announced by police on Wednesday in the midst of the polar vortex spell of extreme cold weather.

He’d been reported missing by his off-campus roommate in Evanston who’d last seen him about 9 a.m. Tuesday.


A CTA surveillance video image of Corona from 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Washington and Wabash station.

As the search continued Thursday a video image of him surfaced that had been captured by a camera in the Washington and Wabash CTA station in Chicago’s Loop Tuesday afternoon.

On Friday NU police announced that they were expanding the search to cover more than 200 buildings on the school’s Evanston and Chicago campuses.

Corona, 24, is an undergraduate majoring in art theory and practice at NU. He’s from Marengo, Illinois.

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