CU student missing for over week found safe, says he never left campus

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BOULDER, Colo. — A CU Boulder student who was reported missing over a week ago has been found and is safe, according to reports from his family.

Berry “Tyler” Allen was first reported missing by his family, who lives in the Chicago area, on April 18. They told Boulder Police that Allen had not been seen since a choir class on April 14, though he had sent a text to friends on April 16 saying he had stayed at a friend’s house and pulled an all-nighter at the library.

Allen’s family said the 20-year-old had been found on Sunday morning. A Facebook post to the page of a group dedicated to searching for Allen echoed the good news.

Details about where and when Allen was discovered were not released by Boulder Police, who said Allen told them he never left campus and was not the victim of a crime.

Allen’s parents, Berry and Sheryl Allen, were in Boulder frantically searching for their son this week. They even spent time passing out flyers with his picture on Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall Tuesday afternoon.

And it was that Tuesday when the Allen’s got their first potential break.

A man who saw the flyer told police he recognized the man in the picture.  The tipster said he saw a person matching Allen’s description boarding a bus Sunday with a guitar on his back.

That’s when police began pulling bus surveillance video and tracking Allen’s eco-bus pass to see if it had been recently swiped.

Searches for Allen had also centered on Chautauqua Park and near Mount Sanitas, both areas where Allen was known to have hiked.