By Linda Wilkins
Willis senior Paige Haas has been found, Baylor Police Chief Jim Doak said. A missing persons report was filed for Haas this week, Doak said.
As of Thursday afternoon, Haas’ location was known and her parents were headed to meet up with her, Doak said. He was not able to disclose her location.
He said Haas left campus by her own decision and there was no foul play involved.
Though it was reported by news outlets online that Haas was participating in mission work when she went missing, Carl Gulley, college minister at Antioch Community Church, where Haas is a member, said Haas was not participating in any Antioch-sanctioned service projects when she was thought to be missing.
Haas did not go to her thesis presentation Tuesday at Baylor and this raised red flags about her whereabouts, Gulley said.
Gulley said he let Haas’ parents know Antioch was available to help when Haas’ whereabouts were unknown, and he has extended his offer of support for the Haas family on behalf of the church now that she has been located.
“Everybody is just relieved she was found,” Gulley said. “We’re really thankful she is safe.”
Lori Fogleman, director of media relations at Baylor, confirmed Haas has been found.
“We are very concerned about our students and about our students’ safety,” Fogleman said.
She said the Baylor Police Department contacted several sources and made connections to try to find Haas.