Friends Using Social Media to Find Missing Boston Student
BOSTON, Mass. (CNN) — The search for a missing graduate student has spread quickly online.
This weekend, the missing Jon Dailey posters began flooding the streets from Allston, where he lives, to Cambridge, where he works.
The 23-year-old Boston architectural college graduate student hasn’t been seen since he left his apartment Tuesday evening with no ID and just the clothes on his back.
“It’s pretty scary, but we are pretty hopeful,” says his roommate Miles Smith.
Dailey’s roommate is now using Facebook and a massive Twitter campaign targeting Boston public figures to help find the grad student.
“We’ve been trying to contact Boston athletes and also Boston-known celebrities like Mark Wahlberg and tweet at them and have them retweet, just to get the attention.”
“It started with around 200 or 300 people, and now — just the Facebook — it’s knocking on the door of 10,000. It’s also began to spread into Twitter and Instagram. We’ve created a hashtag, which is hashtag Find Jon Dailey.”
A Boston Bruins star has already retweeted their message.
“Everyone’s fearful and worried, but it’s important to be able to get the word out.”
Friends say Dailey’s incredibly responsible, but he was an no-show Friday at his job at the American Apparel store.
“A generally really happy kid. I can’t imagine he got into anything sketchy or weird.”
Police have no leads to share with the family from North Carolina.