The father of a missing University of Chicago student resumed his search Tuesday for his 20-year-old son who vanished nearly a week ago.
Austin Hudson-LaPore, a third-year student at the college, was last seen around 8:30 p.m. on June 12 at his apartment on the 5300 block of South Kimbark Avenue.
Hudson-LaPore's family said he is a happy student who doesn't suffer from any emotional problems and had a fascination with the weather. Storms rolled into Chicago the night Hudson-LaPore went missing, and his father said he might have gone outside to check out the storms without taking his wallet or cell phone.
"We got a tip yesterday that a motorist saw a disoriented young man crossing the street against the light at Roosevelt and Lake Shore and was almost hit by cars there," the student's father, Gregg Lapore, said. "He seemed to be unaware of his surroundings, so if my son is wandering around out there, I'd like everyone to just keep their eyes open."
Austin stands 5 feet, 7 inches and weighs about 110 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing black gym shoes and blue jeans.
In a statement from the university, school officials say they are working closely with the Chicago Police Department and Hudson-LaPore's family. "Our hearts go out to Austin’s family members, friends and the college community during this anxious and difficult time."
Anyone with information that might help in the search is asked to call the Chicago Police Department Area Central Detective Division at 312-747-8380.
For more information about Hudson-LaPore, check out the Facebook page set up by his family.