Missing ASU student contacts family after leaving the country

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UPDATE -- April 29:

TEMPE -- An Arizona State University student who had been missing since April 21 has been located.

Tempe police Sgt. Steve Carbajal said Daniel Heidinger made contact with his family on Wednesday.

Heidinger said that he made a decision to leave the country on his own and he is in good condition, according to Carbajal.

Carbajal said the investigation will continue to verify information provided to investigators and to ensure that foul play was not a factor.


TEMPE - Tempe police are looking into the disappearance of an Arizona State University student.

Daniel Heidinger, 22, was last seen leaving his apartment located near 5th Street and Mill Avenue at about 5:00 p.m. Wednesday night.

Nobody knows where he went.

His roommates reported him missing when he didn’t return home.

Heidinger is 5'11'' tall, 155 pounds with sandy, light brown hair, blue eyes and was last seen wearing a dark sweatshirt and light colored shorts.

Tempe police said their are no signs of foul play, but they continue to investigate as a check welfare. Police have confirmed that he boarded a westbound light rail train toward Phoenix.

Heidinger is a senior at ASU majoring in Economics.

Anyone with any information on Daniel's condition or whereabouts is encouraged to call the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311 or local law enforcement.