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    MD - Patrick Welsh, 22, Carroll County, 2005

    Family Searches For Missing York College Student

    UPDATED: 7:17 pm EDT April 29, 2005

    YORK, Pa. -- The family of a missing York College student is turning to the public for help in finding him.

    Missing Poster

    Patrick Welsh 22, of Sykesville, Md., was scheduled to take the train from Harrisburg to New York on April 15 to visit some friends.

    Welsh was due back on campus from that trip 10 days ago, but he never showed up.

    His parents said his cell phone was used to make calls on April 15 and April 18 from New York City.

    Denise and Michael Welsh were at York College Friday, trying to get the word out.

    "He's always been very considerate and lets us know, 'Hey, I'm going to be here. I'm going to be there,'" Denise Welsh said.

    "Everything goes through your mind, what possibly could happen to him. And we just want to try get the word out if anybody has any information to give the Maryland State Police a call," Michael Welsh said.

    So far, Maryland State Police said there is nothing to indicate foul play in the senior English major's disappearance.

    Anyone with information can call Maryland State Police at (410) 386-3053.


    http://www.thewgalchannel.com/news/4431629/detail.html

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    Disappearance of student under investigation by Md. police

    The Associated Press
    May 02, 2005

    Police are looking for a college student from Maryland last seen being dropped off at a train station in Harrisburg, Pa., for a trip to New York City.
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    Patrick M. Welsh, 22, of Sykesville, has not been seen since April 15, Maryland State Police said in a news release.

    Several calls were made on Welsh's cell phone April 15 and April 18, police said, including one by a homeless man who called one of his own relatives.

    Police are also looking for the homeless man, John D. Koppinger, who called a relative April 18. He left a voice mail message that he had found the phone and wanted to let them that know he was OK.

    Welsh is a senior majoring in professional writing at York College in York, Pa. He is scheduled to graduate in December.

    He had made arrangements to visit friends in New York and planned to return April 19 to school.

    Welsh's father, Michael, reported him missing April 22 to state police.

    "Concern about his disappearance is growing, primarily due to the fact that there has been no further activity on his cell phone," police said in the statement.

    Officials from the college said that although Patrick Welsh was not on campus when he disappeared, they are helping in the effort to find him.

    "We have posted fliers that state he is missing and have a photo of him," said spokeswoman Cobey Dietrich. "Our department of public safety has spoken with friends and roommates trying to determine who last had contact with him."

    Dietrich said she did not know whether any of the friends or roommates had been able to provide clues to Welsh's whereabouts.

    The last known cell phone call made by Welsh was on April 15 from Manhattan, police said.

    Patrick Welsh is white, 6 feet tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has brown eyes, shoulder-length hair and a scar on his right leg.

    Koppinger, 38, is white, with brown hair and blue eyes. He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds.

    http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?n...d=465812&rfi=6

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    That is a shame,I used to live in York PA,I hope they find him.

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    Posted on Sat, May. 07, 2005

    Police ask band's fans for help

    Associated Press

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Authorities searching for a college student who vanished almost a month ago in New York are asking fans of the band Ratdog to help find him.

    The Maryland State Police posted a message Thursday night on the group's Web site asking for leads in the disappearance of Patrick M. Welsh, a 22-year-old York College student who was last seen at the Harrisburg train station April 15.

    "We received an unconfirmed tip that he was at a recent concert and may be following (the) band," wrote Cpl. Jeffrey Tanzola.

    Welsh's friends and family say he is a fan of jam bands such as Ratdog and spent time last summer touring with the All Mighty Senators. Ratdog performed April 15 and 16 at the Beacon Theater in New York.

    So far, dozens of Ratdog fans have responded to police message.

    Welsh's cellular phone was used April 18 in New York by John Dennis Koppinger, who found it in an area where homeless people live under a bridge.

    Koppinger, who is homeless, is not considered a suspect in Welsh's disappearance.Link here

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    ROCK-BAND LINK TO MISSING STUDENT

    http://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/46679.htm
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Well the band in question is called RatDog and according to their website they will be playing in San Rafael, CA on 5/21 at Marin Veteran's Memorial Auditorium
    So I would either call the band and have them keep a look out- maybe even announce something to the crowd- or at the very least if there are any WS in that area maybe put up some flyers of him around the venue area???

    what do you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon25
    So I would either call the band and have them keep a look out- maybe even announce something to the crowd- or at the very least if there are any WS in that area maybe put up some flyers of him around the venue area???

    what do you guys think?
    Well LE has notified the band's management so that is taken care of. I wonder if anyone is putting up flyers in that area?
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    Well LE has notified the band's management so that is taken care of. I wonder if anyone is putting up flyers in that area?
    I mean- it IS a possibility that he doesn't realize people are looking for him right??

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon25
    I mean- it IS a possibility that he doesn't realize people are looking for him right??
    Not a possibility - he knows...He was a college student - about to graduate...


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    Quote Originally Posted by marylandmissing
    Not a possibility - he knows...He was a college student - about to graduate...
    still- college students drop out of classes And college all the time.
    When I was younger, and before I had my daughter, I wouldn't be in contact with my parents for weeks.

    The cell phone being used by a homeless man- simply could mean that he just lost it.
    And if he's travelling with a band, especially a band like ratdog, he could very well not be aware of the news and things going on.

    Someone had mentioned that they contacted the band.
    Did they actually get in touch with the band members?

    I really think there's a possibility that he's going to be found, and just had too much going on at school, so he decided to have some fun and travel with them. I believe I read somewhere that he's travelled with a band before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon25
    still- college students drop out of classes And college all the time. When I was younger, and before I had my daughter, I wouldn't be in contact with my parents for weeks. The cell phone being used by a homeless man- simply could mean that he just lost it.And if he's travelling with a band, especially a band like ratdog, he could very well not be aware of the news and things going on.

    Someone had mentioned that they contacted the band. Did they actually get in touch with the band members?

    I really think there's a possibility that he's going to be found, and just had too much going on at school, so he decided to have some fun and travel with them. I believe I read somewhere that he's travelled with a band before.
    He's a Journalism student, well aware of news infrastructures. Patrick knows his parents would be looking for him...They had a ritual of phone calls.

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    With Prayers

    Quote Originally Posted by marylandmissing
    Not a possibility - he knows...He was a college student - about to graduate...
    Doesn't sound good .........

    about to grauate......

    cell phone found under a bridge where the homeless live.....

    praying that he is well.......

    praying for his family.......

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    Body Of Missing Carroll Co. Man Found In NY

    Larry Frum, Jr., Managing Editor
    POSTED: 5:54 am EDT June 8, 2005

    WESTMINSTER, Md. -- A Carroll County man who was last seen when he left for New York was found in the Hudson River last week.

    Maryland State Police said the body of Patrick Welch was discovered on June 2. Investigators are still waiting for the results of an autopsy.

    Police began a search for Welch in April 22 when he was reported missing by his father. Welch was a student at York College in York, Pa., and left on April 15 to visit friends in New York.

    Welch's cell phone was found in New York in the possession of a homeless man, who was questioned by New York Police Department investigators.

    According to the City of New York Chief Medical Examiner's Office, a body was found in the Hudson River at the 79th Street Boat Basin on Manhattan. NYPD investigators contacted Maryland and requested dental record of Welch.

    Positive identification was made on June 7. The family was notified of the discovery on the same day.

    http://www.thewbalchannel.com/news/4582613/detail.html

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