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Derek Brooks missing from Marshall University last seen in Ohio FOUND

Missing Person Ohio Derek Brooks

March 13, 2018 – Derek’s mom posted that he has been located safe.

Derek Brooks, 18, from Barboursville, west Virginia and who goes to Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia went missing on March 8, 2018.  He was seen in Columbus, Ohio.  Surveillance footage showed him wearing an olive-green jacket, black pants, solid black Nike shoes, and small green backpack.

His mom Megan, posted on social media, “Everyone PLEASE share. This is my son. I love him very much and want him home safe.

derek brooks
derek brooks

What is known

Derek took a bus from Huntington, WV that morning and arrived at the greyhound station at 111 East Towne St., Columbus.  It is believe he was still in that downtown area at about 8:00pm in the evening.  Derek was dropped off for class like he always is, left his book bag at school and took off. He bought a bus ticket with all the money in his pocket, didn’t have any belongings with him. Not equipped to travel on his own, and doesn’t drive.

Derek Brooks
Derek Brooks

Megan states that Derek’s actions are unlike him and “we have no idea what may be wrong.  We love him and just want him to be safe.  Any help is very much appreciated.”  

Megan also asks, “If anyone thinks you see him, and are able to snap a pic to send me to confirm that it’s him in case he leaves before someone can get to him, that would be great.”

If anyone sees Derek in the Columbus area, please contact Columbus Police at 614-645-4545.

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