Northeastern University student from Worcester is missing
WORCESTER – A Northeastern University student from Worcester has been missing for almost three weeks.
The parents of Dennis Njoroge, 21, say their son disappeared after the Thanksgiving holiday. His phone has had no activity since, and he left his belongings, including a passport, in his dormitory room.
Ed Bushard and Hellen Kihara Bushard said Mr. Njoroge immigrated to the United States from Kenya when he was 13 after living with his father for years. Mr. Njoroge graduated from Burncoat High School in 2012, his family said. He is a junior, studying media arts.
“Every indication we’ve ever had from him is that he’s a happy boy,” Mr. Bushard said. “It’s not in his nature to just disappear.”
His stepfather noted the young man was looking forward to a co-op program with a Boston TV news station next month.
The Bushards have filed a missing person report with Northeastern University Police and are canvassing Worcester with fliers. A university spokesman said Thursday there have been no updates in the case.
Mr. Njoroge’s parents said they saw him Thanksgiving and Black Friday, before he took a train back to Boston. Friends said they saw him Saturday, Nov. 28, at a campus gym playing basketball. Another person believes he saw him on campus on Sunday, Nov. 29.
His phone was last pinged around 2 a.m. Nov. 29 at MIT campus.
Police describe Mr. Njoroge as approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a thin build and black hair styled in short dreadlocks. He has brown eyes and is known to frequently wear brown Timberland boots, an olive green jacket and a plain black baseball cap with black pants.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northeastern University Detective Regina Coppa at (617) 373-4880.