Breaking: Former student reported missing

UPDATE: The College community received an email on Jan. 28, 2012 that Bratton has been found, and he has been reunited with his family.

A former student of the College was reported missing by the Princeton Boro Police Department, according to a Campus Alert sent out on Thursday, Jan. 26 by Campus Police.

Matthew L. Bratton, a 21-year-old Ewing resident, was last enrolled at the College during the most recent fall semester, the email said.

The alert described Bratton as approximately 6-feet-tall and 190 pounds with dark brown skin, and noted that he frequently wears eye glasses and drives a light green Toyota Camry.

According to the email, the last known contact with Bratton was on Jan. 23, and he was last seen in  jeans and a T-shirt. His cellphone was last used on Jan. 24, within a one mile radius of 100 Lexington Ave. in Trenton, the alert said.

A security camera also caught Bratton at a Wachovia Bank on Pennington Road on Jan. 24, according to an article in The Times.

Campus Police is currently working closely with Ewing Police and Princeton Boro Police to locate Bratton, “who may be in an emotional state,” the email said.

Both of Bratton’s parents were hospitalized due to ongoing health problems prior to his disappearance, according to the article. Bratton’s mother last heard from him on Jan. 24, according to Detective Bill Wolverton, who is handling the case.

According to an additional email sent out by Campus Police, Bratton was a student at the College until Jan. 24 and has been living in a dorm. Bratton suffers from depression and police can not say if he may be intending to harm himself.

Anyone who has seen him or has any information regarding his whereabouts, call the Princeton Boro Police at 609-924-4141, the Ewing Police at 609-882-1313 or Campus Police at 609-771-2345.

Matthew Bratton, 21, missing former student at the College.

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