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Search continues for missing Lehigh University student

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Daniel Lee, the missing Lehigh University student.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — The search continues for a Lehigh University student reported missing nearly a week ago, and authorities are asking for the public's help to find him.

Daniel Lee, a second-year student at Lehigh,has been missing from the school since Jan. 20, university officials have said.

Lehigh Provost Nathan Urban and Michael Todd, vice president for finance and administration, asked in a Wednesday message to faculty and students that all tips be directed to campus safety at 610-758-4200.

The Lehigh University Police Department, Bethlehem police and other law enforcement organizations "are continuing their search and encourage anyone in the community with potential information that may be helpful in locating Daniel to share it with police by calling campus safety at 610-758-4200 or by reporting a tip through Hawkwatch," the message stated.

Since the Lehigh Police Department message last weekend about the disappearance, "police are following available leads and tips that are reported and continuing their search efforts through all means, including electronic, and following state protocols regarding procedures for missing persons," the release also stated.

"As shared previously, foul play is not suspected and based on the investigation, there is no known danger or threat to our community that is connected to this incident.

"Even as we begin a new semester this week, Daniel, his family, and those close to him are at the forefront of our hearts and minds," the message said.

It said anyone "personally struggling to process your thoughts and emotions" can use Lehigh's Employee Assistance Programs.

"Our deepest thanks go out to law enforcement officials who continue to work diligently to locate Daniel, and to everyone in the Lehigh community who has expressed their support and wishes for Daniel’s safe return," the message said.

Lee was last seen in a grey shirt with red sleeves, black-and-white athletic-type pants, and black sneakers.