UPDATE: MISSING Justin Dean Shields Student from Florida State University Found Safe and Unharmed

3 years ago



Fortunately, this day, the Typical Student team has a great update for you! It has come to our knowledge that Justin Dean Shields, 19, who went MIA, was found alive in the swampy woods of North Florida. As stated by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter, the Florida State University student was discovered “in a wooded area, miles away from the main roadway, dehydrated but is expected to recover.” The investigation started a massive search including K9s, drones, several law enforcement agencies, and state officials. The case is now closed. Police thanks family, friends, and volunteers for their help.


Justin Dean Shields went missing on September 5, 2018. He’s sophomore at Florida State University.


Justin Shields, 19, was last seen by his friends September, 5. It happened on the Florida State University campus. For today, everything that authorities can say is that Justin’s car (white 2016 Ford Fusion) was found Friday afternoon. It was parked on Old Magnolia Road near the intersection of Ro Co Co Road.

"Today we were notified that they found his car about 25 miles north of Tallahassee in a desolate area," said Justin’s mother during a phone interview with 7News as she fought back tears. "His wallet and his phone were inside the car, but he is nowhere to be found."


September 9, the searchers came back to the location where student’s car was found. Also, the LCSO said that the guy matching Justin’s description was seen walking on Old Magnolia Road near his vehicle. It was Friday morn around 7 a.m. Thus, people believe the missing student was sleeping in the car.  

Justin Shields is a recent graduate of Coral Reef High School. He stands 6 feet tall, weighs around 180 pounds, and has blue eyes and blond hair. If you have any information on Justin’s whereabouts is urged to call LCSO at (850) 606-5800.

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