Miami-Dade County

Missing Florida International University student who was considered ‘endangered,’ is found

Kelvin Sanchez
Kelvin Sanchez Florida International University police

A 21-year-old Florida International University student who went missing Tuesday morning from the school’s Biscayne Bay campus was found Tuesday night.

FIU police had said Kelvin Sanchez was “endangered.”

“There are extenuating circumstances that lead us to conclude that he is in danger,” said FIU police Capt. Delrish Moss, who could not go into detail.

But by 10 p.m., Moss said Sanchez had been arrested by the City of Miami and was safe. Records show Sanchez was being held in Miami-Dade’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on a $1,000 bond for a trespassing charge.

Sanchez was last seen about 7 a.m. Tuesday at the campus in North Miami-Dade, but did not show up at class, Moss said.

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Carli Teproff grew up in Northeast Miami-Dade and graduated from Florida International University in 2003. She became a full-time reporter for the Miami Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news.


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