INGHAM COUNTY, MI. (THECOUNT) — Brandon Santo, the missing Michigan State University student, is believed to be the body pulled from Red Cedar River Friday.

Santo, 18, was last seen leaving a dorm at Michigan State University on Oct. 29, 2021.


After a months-long search throughout East Lansing and the surrounding area, and a reward hitting $30,000 for information, officials announced on Friday that the body pulled from the Red Cedar River and is believed to be that of the missing Rochester Hills teen.

In a press release from MSU Police and Public Safety, officials said they recovered a body from the river about a mile-and-a-half from where Brandon was last seen. The body is believed to be the 18-year-old but identification is still pending.

According to a statement form police, the Santo family has been informed of the developments and are being updated with information s they learn it.

MSU police said they did not believe he intended to harm himself or that foul play was involved.


Geo quick facts: Ingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 280,895. The county seat is Mason. Lansing, the state capital of Michigan, is largely located within the county – Wikipedia.