Missing student David Dantzler-Wolfe has been the subject of an investigation by the University Police Department for allegedly entering a female student's "abode" and videotaping her, according to sources in the University and Philadelphia Police departments. The investigation of the Wharton junior began prior to his disappearance on Dec. 10. University Police officials, however, would not comment on the status of this investigation. "Officially, the only thing we will comment on... [is that] he's a missing person... and that is the primary investigation regarding him," Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush said last night. When asked last week if there is a warrant out for the arrest of Dantzler-Wolfe, Rush said "yes and no." Rush clarified last night that there is no warrant entered formally in the national computer database for Dantzler-Wolfe. He is entered nationally as a missing person. According to officials at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia, where the database can be accessed, a warrant is not entered into the database until an actual arrest is made. "An arrest warrant is not public knowledge," Director of Special Services Pat Brennan confirmed. "It becomes public once any arrest is made." "We are commenting on nothing," Brennan said. "Any outstanding issues that may or may not be out there are not going to be discussed." According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's national guidelines, an individual must be missing for 72 hours before being classified as such. University Police began its investigation of Dantzler-Wolfe prior to the 72-hour period, noting that the department begins a search as soon as it knows something is wrong. Dantzler-Wolfe was last seen around 8 a.m. on Dec. 10 in Harnwell College House. He was wearing a red and gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and dark shoes or sneakers. He was also wearing a backpack. The junior did not show up for his scheduled exams on Dec. 10 or Dec. 11. Brennan maintains that Dantzler-Wolfe is not currently at Penn. "He's not on our campus," she said. "He's not a threat to our community." Brennan also noted that members of University Police are meeting with Dantzler-Wolfe's mother on a weekly basis. Dantzler-Wolfe is originally from North Carolina and was involved in the a cappella group Chord on Blues prior to his disappearance. University President Judith Rodin noted last month that Dantzler-Wolfe's family removed the junior's belongings from his dorm room over winter break. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Dantzler-Wolfe is encouraged to contact the Special Services Department at (215) 898-6600. Staff reporter Spencer Willig contributed to this report.Comments powered by Disqus
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