MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Roger Schrout, a 15-year-old Morgantown High School student, has not been seen since Thursday night.
His mother, Kelly, said she last saw him as he was leaving her house at Independence Hill about 9 p.m. Thursday.
“I said love you, see you in the morning,” she said.
Roger’s destination was his brother’s home at Green Glenn, an apartment complex about 10 minutes down the road, off of West Run Road, Kelly said.
His disappearance was reported to the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department on Friday morning, Kelly said. Sheriff Perry Palmer confirmed his department is investigating.
Roger’s cell phone last pinged on River Road — the collapsed road just across the Westover Bridge, Kelly said.
She said she’s contacted all of his friends and acquaintances but none have seen him. Roger also hasn’t been active on social media since early Friday morning and his phone goes straight to voicemail, Kelly said.
“I want him to contact me,” Kelly said. “I want him to let me know that he’s OK; that’s he’s alive; that he’s warm.”
Roger is about 5 feet 6 inches tall, 140 pounds, with blonde hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark hoodie, blue jeans and black tennis shoes.
A post on Facebook by the National Center for Missing an Endangered with Roger’s picture and details of his disappearance has been shared almost 13,000 times since Sunday night.
Anyone with information is asked to immediately call the sheriff’s department at 304-291-7260 or 911.
Story by William Dean