NEWBERG, Ore. (KOIN) — A 21-year-old George Fox University student was found dead on Monday night after he was reported missing Sunday.
Colorado native Daniel Mellers told his roommates he was walking to a convenience store to buy some soda around 10:15 p.m. Saturday, Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. said. When he didn’t come home, his roommates said they went out to look for him.
Newberg-Dundee Police say his body was found in the trunk of his car in Sherwood. Officers don’t believe there was any foul play in his death or any threat to the public.
George Fox University said they will provide support to grieving staff and students.
“We are grieving over the loss of Daniel,” said Brad Lau, vice president of student life. “This is not the conclusion to the search we were hoping and praying for. We would ask that people would keep Daniel’s family and friends in their thoughts and prayers.”
“The university would like to thank the Newberg-Dundee Police Department and the Sherwood Police Department for all they did during the search. We appreciate their hard work.”