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‘It’s Unimaginable’: Duke University Student Vanishes After Party In Massachusetts

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Michael Doherty
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For the third day, Massachusetts police continue searching for a Duke University student who went missing Sunday morning after attending a party, according to multiple reports.

Michael Doherty, 20, was last seen around 1:30 a.m. Sunday “where he had been attending a gathering with some friends,” Franklin police told the Boston Globe.

Doherty’s T-shirt and a shoe were discovered on Sunday near a swampy area close to his parents’ home, according to a report from Boston TV station WBZ-TV. On Monday, a second shoe was discovered near a golf course.

His parents initially called police to say their son had been at a party the previous evening but had not returned home, reports TV station WHDH.

Investigators are searching the area with dogs, boats, helicopters and drones.

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“I can’t even imagine what these poor parents are going through, their family, their extended family, the friends, it’s unimaginable,” Franklin Deputy Police Chief James Mills told WBZ NewsRadio. “We’re doing our very best with all the assets to help recover Michael and find him safely.”

Doherty was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt with a Nike logo, black pants and sneakers. He is 5′ 10″ with brown hair and brown eyes.

He is a junior mechanical engineering major at Duke University and was home for summer break.

Anyone with information should call Franklin Police at 508-528-1212.