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University of St Thomas Freshman Student Dan Zamlen Missing Since April 5, 2009 (UPDATE: Found Deceased)

18 year old University of St Thomas Freshman, Dan Zamlen, has been missing sinceDan_Zamlen 3:00 am on April 5, 2009. He was last heard from at 3am while talking to a friend on his cell phone when the line suddenly went dead. According to reports, it is believed Zamlen was near the Mississippi River near St. Clair Avenue in St. Paul at the time and had been drinking alcohol.

According to family members, Zamlen was on a phone call with a friend, and the last word heard were, “Oh my god, oh my god, I’m slipping.” At that point, the phone cut out and the friend called police.

Dan Zamlen Description:

  • 6-foot tall
  • weighing 175 pounds
  • He was last seen wearing a blue jacket and jeans.
  • Zamlen may be in need of medical attention as a Type 1 diabetic

Family and friend search for missing Dan Zamlen near area where he was last reported to be.

On Sunday afternoon, his parents, Dale and Sally Zamlen, and several friends from Eveleth and St. Thomas gathered near the spot where he was last heard from, a trail next to a grassy area next to a sharp, wooded slope.

Family and friends had combed the area with no results, and a Minnesota State Patrol made passes over the area. Just before 5 p.m., St. Paul Fire Department vehicles arrived at the scene, apparently to extend the search.

UPDATE I: Police search near Mississippi for missing St. Thomas student

UPDATE II: Search Continues for Missing Dan Zamlen

We all need to say a prayer that Dan Zamlen, his family and friends.

The search continues today for a University of St. Thomas freshman who has been missing since early Sunday, April 5.

More than 100 St. Thomas students, along with friends and members of Zamlen’s family, walked through the neighborhood yesterday afternoon and evening searching for him. Another large group of students, using flashlights, searched the St. Thomas campus Sunday night. Another thorough search of the campus is being conducted today.

St. Paul Police emphasized that students should not search the steep banks and bluffs along the river. The bluffs are especially slippery at this time of the year and the river is swollen because of spring runoff.

UPDATE III: Search for Missing Dan Zamlen Suspended by Police

After 3 days of searching for missing Dan Zamlen, police have suspended the day to day searches. However, friends of 19-year old Dan Zamlen aren’t giving up and have formed their own search teams.

After a three-day search turned up nothing, police said Tuesday they will suspend the active search for missing University of St. Thomas Dan Zamlen.

Police will continue to investigate Zamlen’s disappearance, but their day-to-day search won’t continue unless they get specific information about his possible whereabouts.

UPDATE IV: Search for missing St. Thomas student Dan Zamlen expands

Volunteers have knocked on more than 7,000 doors in the search for missing St. Paul college student Dan Zamlen, and as his disappearance nears the two-week mark, searchers plan to hit 3,000 more, a search organizer said Friday.

Chris Ismil, director of Iron Range Youth in Action, said the door-knocking effort would expand the search area to about a 3-mile radius from where Zamlen was last believed to have been.

UPDATE V:  Body pulled from the Mississippi River as that of missing University of St. Thomas student Dan Zamlen

The case of missing Dan Zamlen has come to a sad conclusion. A body pulled from the Mississippi River has been identified as that of missing Dan Zamlen on April 5, 2009. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

To discuss the case, provide your opinions and get updates go to Scared Missing Persons Forum: Dan Zamlen.

April 5th, 2009 at 06:46pm Posted by | Found Deceased, Missing, Missing College Student, Missing Teen, Pictures | 3 comments

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  1. Sadly, drinking and the comments “Oh my god, oh my god, I’m slipping” last heard on the cell phone near a river is not a good omen.

    Hopefully this story will have a good outcome.

    Comment by Administrator | April 6, 2009

  2. he must have drowned if he said omg im slipping…
    poor kid.

    Comment by erika | April 13, 2009

  3. He couldn’t have “fell in”. The walking path where he was last seen is not right next to the river. He would have fallen into trees and then walked 20 or so feet over to the river to slip and fall. There were no snow footprints leading to the edge of the hill. He vanished.

    Comment by jbrown | April 21, 2009

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