Boise woman spots missing BSU student, helps him

January 28, 2014 

A potentially scary incident where a student with Down syndrome wandered away from the Boise State campus and was missing for several hours ended happily when a woman stepped in to help.

The woman, who asked not to be identified, saw John's photo on Twitter, then saw him walking on the sidewalk as she drove east down Parkcenter Boulevard, police spokeswoman Lynn Hightower reports. She stopped, confirmed it was John, called 911 and stayed with him until officers arrived. He was confirmed found at 3:20 p.m.

John had last been seen at 11:50 a.m. leaving his adaptive physical fitness class in the Boise State Kinesiology Building. His caregiver arrived moments after class to pick him up, but John had walked away.

Boise State security and BPD BSU officers searched for John, and police asked for the public's help via Twitter.

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