I wish they'd search the body of water near College Lane in Dartmouth. I saw it on Google Earth but it looks like private property to me.
I live near here. I spend a lot of time on this. Let's look at this more objectively:
I think, most noteworthy, should be the couple who said that he came to their door in December of 2009 in New Bedford (one town away, where Neo had an apartment at the time of his disappearance in 2007). Specifically he asked for a ride back to SMU.
SMU is the old name of UMass Dartmouth.
Anyone in the area over the age of 40-45 may often refer to UMass as SMU.
If Neo had been staying with people that age in New Bedford, he could easily have began using the term SMU instead of UMASS.
They seem very certain that this was Neo.
Most sites/blogs/stories still say that he was last seen on College lane in Dartmouth when he went to some strangers door looking for his friend and ran off, "into the woods".
That is an exaggeration to hype up the story.
He ran into her fenced-in backyard, which has some trees and abuts another, open yard of a different house, which sits on the main street where his shoes were found.
A week or two after he visited the home on College Lane, a truck driver thinks he saw him a few miles away walking shirtless towards a truck.
He WASN'T last seen running into the woods off of College Lane in Dartmouth or walking towards a truck.
He was last seen in New Bedford, where he knocked at a couples door asking for a ride back to campus. Let's start there.