The North Carolina Tar Heels cap of Scot Radel was found in the Mississippi River. Upon the discovery of the cap, the parents of Scot Radel called off the search for the missing 21-year-old from Owatonna, MN.
The student’s father, Allan Radel, confirmed that the baseball hat found in the river matched the North Carolina Tar Heels cap worn by his son when he disappeared nearly two weeks ago.
The father says now the scope of their search will change from finding the man to looking for a body.
But Allan Radel says investigations into how his son fell into the river will continue. Radel says he believes Scot was the victim of foul play.
Hat of missing student found in Mississippi River
Searchers for the hat belonging to Scot Radel around 11 a.m. near a Mississippi River dam. Radel’s father confirmed that the hat was his son’s.
Police Chief Dennis Ballentine said he believed Radel’s body was also the river, but a search with an underwater camera was put off because of unsafe ice.
A Prayer service was held Sunday night for missing Scot Radel, a St. Cloud State University student who has been missing since February 2, 2006.
About 90 people attended a prayer service Sunday night for a missing St. Cloud State University student.
The participants lit candles and formed what they called a circle of hope.
The father of the 21 year old Scot Radel made a promise that so many parents do when their children go missing. Thatis what parents do, fight until they find their children.
Scot’s father said he won’t give up until he finds his son.
Mother of missing student pleads for help
“I just know in my heart that somebody out there knows where Scot is or what has happened,” Randee Radel said. “We have to have an end to this, we cannot be a family without Scot.”
“Make a call, leave a note, tell somebody to call, do anything you can to bring Scot home,” Randee Radel pleaded. “Scot, I know you’re out there and can hear us one way or another, Scot please come home. “
Scot Radel was last seen at 11:30pm on Thursday, February 2.
Scot Radel, 21 of Owatonna, Minn., was last heard from around 11:30 p.m. Thursday when he called his friends after leaving a St. Cloud, Minn. bar.
Investigators said Radel asked for directions to another bar where he was to meet his friends, but never showed up.
Numersous searches have been done to find Scot Radel. Many focused on the Mississippi River.
The Jacob Wetterling Foundation is also involved in the search for Scot Radel.
The Jacob Wetterling Foundation tried to keep searchers hopes high Monday. One representative from the foundation said hope leads to leads … something everyone is hoping for.