A 20-year-old west suburban sophomore at the University of Colorado who was missing from his Boulder apartment for more than a week has returned, according to his family.
Western Springs native Berry Tyler Allen, who goes by Tyler, had last been seen April 11 and communicated with friends via text message April 16, according to a missing person alert from Boulder police.
Allen has returned to Boulder, according to a Sunday morning post by his family on the “Find Tyler” Facebook page. His uncle told NBC Chicago he received a call from Allen's mother around 6:50 a.m. Sunday saying Allen had been found safe, but it appeared he had not eaten in some days.
Allen told Boulder police he had been on the university campus the entire time he was reported missing. He said he only became aware people were looking for him when he saw a "missing person" poster.
Allen's roommate called his mother early Sunday morning when he walked into the dorm room, his mother said. The same roommate first alerted Allen's family of his disappearance after they hadn't seen him in a few days and were unable to get a hold of him.
Allen's family organized a search for him last week along a popular hiking trail in Colorado called the Chautauqua Trail. His mother, Sheryl Allen, said he transferred to the school to be closer to the mountains and frequently went on hikes.