Missing Boston College Student Found Alive

Authorities say 22-year-old Dana Morrissey went missing early Monday

A Boston College student who went missing on Monday has been found alive.

Dana Morrissey, 22, a senior from Winchester, Massachusetts, failed to show up for BC graduation at 10 a.m. on Monday, according to Newton Police. She had last been seen on Monday morning.

Massachusetts State Police said Morrissey was found in the woods behind Temple Mishkan Tefila. They said she appears to be "medically fine" and is being walked out to emergency medical personnel to be evaluated.

State police helicopters and numerous local and state police cruisers searched the area of Hammond Pond behind Bloomingdale's in the Chestnut Hill section of Newton on Monday afternoon. A Newton Fire boat also assisted in the search.

Police said Morrissey was picked up by an Uber around 7:30 a.m. in front of a Dunkin' Donuts at 53 Commonwealth Ave. and dropped off 10 minutes later in front of Bloomingdale's on Route 9.

Her family tried to reach her by phone, but was unable to get a hold of her, at which point they became concerned and contacted police.

Morrissey's parents held an emotional press conference on Monday afternoon, pleading with their daughter to contact them.

"We love you," added George Morrissey, Dana's father. "Please call us - just come home."

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