TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — A missing Towson University football player has been found safe in Georgia.
Benedict “Chiz” Umunakwe was last seen on March 15 in Towson.READ MORE: Police Searching For Missing 22-Year-Old Towson University Student Benedict Umunakwe
Original Post, March 18, 11 p.m.: Concerns continue to grow about a missing Towson University football player who went missing earlier this week.
Benedict “Chiz” Umunakwe, a Towson University football player, was last seen on March 15 around 7 a.m. The 22-year-old was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with the number 21 in gold on the back.
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson shared a post about the missing football player Wednesday with a prayer hands emoji.
— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) March 17, 2021
Police say he may be driving a dark blue Hyundai Sonata with New York City tag: JJZ5811 and may be suffering emotional distress.
“Benedict may be suffering emotional distress, so I just ask if any of you are his friends or know his whereabouts, just give us a call,” Danielle Moore, of the Baltimore County Police Department, said.
In a statement, Towson University said:
We continue to cooperate with the Baltimore County Police Department in an effort to help bring our student home safely. We encourage anyone with information to contact county police at 410-307-2020.
🚨 PLEASE SHARE 🚨 #BCoPD & @TUPublicSafety still working to find @TowsonU student Benedict Umunakwe. Last seen 3/15, 10 am in #Towson wearing football jersey with "21" on back. May be driving dark blue Sonata with NYC tag. May be in emotional distress. 410-307-2020 ^NL #Missing pic.twitter.com/xoD41q6hOD
— Baltimore County Police Department (@BaltCoPolice) March 22, 2021
“If you know where he’s headed to, please call and give us a heads up so we can check on him,” Moore added. “We want to bring Benedict home.”