A body has been found in a utility room at a campus residence hall at Purdue University. Authorities are not releasing the information as to whether it is missing college student Wade Steffey. Wade Steffey has been missing since January 13, 2007.
Purdue spokeswoman Jeanne Norberg says it’s too soon to know whether the body is that of missing Purdue student Wade Steffey, who vanished more than two months ago.
Norberg says the body was found inside a ground-level utility room at Owen Hall after a building resident heard a pinging noise and call the campus utility department.
She says a utility worker found the body. (Fox News)
Owens Hall was one of the last places that Steffey was seen.
”Owen Hall is indeed the last place where Wade Steffey was seen,” she said, adding that the room is not accessible from the residence hall.
She also said that the ground-level utility room is not accessible from Owen Hall and is locked with two sets of keys, one each for two sets of doors.
Norberg said that when the building was searched for clues into Steffey’s disappearance the utility room was apparently not examined because it was locked. (NWI Times)
West Lafayette – Police are investigating the discovery of a body at the Purdue University campus Monday. At this point officials are not saying whether the body is male or female, and a coroner expects to have more answers Tuesday. Many on campus are worried that it could be the body of Wade Steffey, a freshman who went missing over two months ago.
The body was discovered around noon by a Purdue employee inside a utility room located in Owen Hall, a campus dormitory.
“A pinging noise was coming from an area of Owen Hall that is not accessible to anyone but our utilities people It’s a high-voltage area,” said Jeanne Norberg, Purdue University. She said the utility worker who found the body “was traumatized. It’s a very difficult situation for her.”
University officials say they don’t know the identity of the individual, but many fear it could be Purdue freshman Wade Steffey, 19, who went missing after attending a party in January.
Family web site, http://www.wadesteffey.net/