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Mizzou student's car found abandoned on I-70, police searching for mans whereabouts

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(KMOV) – The Foristell Police Department is looking for a missing Mizzou student last seen on Friday, December 10, 2010 at his apartment in Columbia, Missouri.

The missing person is identified as Nicholas Coppola, a 25-year-old white male who’s about 5’8” tall and 235 lbs. Police say he has blue eyes and gold wire rim glasses. Coppola reportedly does not have any tattoos or scars.

Wright City police arrested Coppola about a week-and-a-half ago, but they let him go. The owners of a property decided they did not want to press charges for trespassing.

Coppola’s 1998 Subaru Legacy was found abandoned on Interstate 70 eastbound just west of the Foristell overpass around 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 12. His cell phone and wallet were still inside the car.

Officials say that Coppola’s friends have said that he had been depressed lately.

Police say it is believed that Coppola was en route to his parents’ house in Weldon Springs.

However, it may be possible that Coppola is still in the Foristell area since he abandoned his car, wallet and cell phone, investigators say.

Anyone with information should contact Foristell police at 636-463-2123 x 227 or 636-693-2150.

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