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Search continues for missing Snow College student in Ephraim

Posted at 11:54 AM, Dec 15, 2021

EPHRAIM, Utah — Ephraim police are searching for a missing Snow College student who was last seen possibly leaving her dorm Monday night.

Security video appears to show Madelyn Allen, 19, leaving Snow Hall at 9:22 p.m. Monday with a plastic bag.

Snow College Madelyn Allen

Police say Allen could be wearing a white fleece jacket, dark skirt and flat shoes.

Freshman Ariana Mastin has spent the last two days worrying about her friend’s whereabouts.

“I had theater today and it was just so different without her being there,” said Mastin. “She should be there. She should be sitting with us.”

Mastin said it’s not in Maddie’s character to just leave overnight, especially during finals week.

“She would not take off like that. That’s not Maddie at all,” she said.

“It’s so hard when you’re not sure they’re OK and when they drop off and you’re not sure where they’re at,” said Brady Curtis, Snow College student body president.

Snow College believes this is an isolated incident and that others are not in danger.

Dean of Students Mike Daniels doesn’t want to speculate on the suspicious nature of this case but he said there are “red flags.”

When Tuesday night’s snowstorm rolled in, he hoped Maddie was somewhere safe indoors.

“You hope that she’s safe. You hope that she’s warm. Last night before I went to bed I just hoped she was comfortable and had peace and was comfortable and safe,” Daniels said.

Now the Badger community waits for Maddie’s return and prays she’s OK.

“This never happens here. That’s why it was so alarming,” said Daniels. “That’s why we want to find her. That’s why we hope she’s safe.”

Snow College officials are working with the FBI and police to help locate Allen. Anyone with knowledge of Allen's whereabouts is urged to call police at 435-283-7170.