Missing Temple student found in Northwest Philadelphia

Jeremy Alwine, a 20-year-old biology major, was reported missing to police by his family after he never returned home from Temple’s first day of classes. | VIA TEMPLE POLICE

UPDATE at 9:59 p.m.

Jeremy Alwine, a 20-year-old biology major, who was reported missing to Temple Police on Monday night, has been found.

Temple Police tweeted out that Alwine was found in Northwest Philadelphia and has been taken to a nearby hospital to be evaluated and reunited with family.

In the tweet, Temple Police said it was “very thankful” to the community for helping spread the information about Alwine.

The Easttown Township Police, the local police department near Alwine’s Chester County home, notified Temple Police at 10:25 p.m. on Aug. 27 that he had not returned home after he left to attend the first day of classes at Main Campus.

Alwine is a person with an autism spectrum disorder, and it’s “not like him to be gone this long,” Easttown Township Police wrote in a missing person alert.

MISSING PERSON ALERT!Jeremy A. ALWINE, 20, of Berwyn, PA was last seen at 8am on August 27th, 2018 at the Berwyn Train…

Posted by Easttown Township Police Department on Tuesday, August 28, 2018

He was last seen leaving the Berwyn, Pa. SEPTA Regional Rail station at 8 a.m. on Monday, and had purchased a train ticket to Philadelphia, possibly en route to Temple University, police said.

Alwine’s vehicle was discovered in the Berwyn station lot at 5 p.m. on Monday, where his wallet and cell phone were found in the car’s glove box and school bag found in the back seat, police wrote. The car’s keys were missing.

Alwine has blue eyes, auburn hair and is approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall.

Temple Police notified the Temple community by email around 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday that Alwine was missing.

Temple Police and the Easttown Township Police are collaborating in the search for Alwine. The departments are asking anyone with information to contact the Temple Police at 215-204-1234. Confidential tips may be made via safety.temple.edu. The Easttown Township Police can also be reached at 610-341-9780.

UPDATE: This story was updated to include that Alwine was found and taken to the hospital.

Greta Anderson
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