Minneapolis Police Continue Search for Jennifer Houle, Missing U of M Student from Stillwater

A prayer vigil was held for Jennifer Houle Sunday night at Stillwater Area High School.

Houle, 22, of Lake Elmo, was last seen between 1-2 a.m. March 27 at the Blarney Bar in Dinkytown on the University of Minnesota campus. At about 3 a.m. Friday morning a purse — confirmed to belong to Houle — as found in the 1100 block of 4th Street SE.

Houle was wearing a green blouse, black leggings, a black leather jacket and black boots, according to police. She is described as being 5 feet 5 inches tall, 140 pounds, with long blond hair.

Houle graduated from Stillwater Area High School in 2011.

Minneapolis police are investigating a list of possible scenarios regarding Houle’s disappearance, WCCO reports.

Police are talking to witnesses, looking at video tape and speaking with anybody who had seen or called Houle, according to the Pioneer Press.

Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call 911 or send a text to 847 411 (tip 411), enter MPD and the tip or call the tipline at 612-692-TIPS (8477). All texts are anonymous.

A Find Jennifer Houle Facebook page was started Saturday afternoon.

Minneapolis Police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing University of Minnesota student from Stillwater.

Jennifer Houle, 22, of Stillwater, was last seen between 1-2 a.m. March 27 at the Blarney Bar in Dinkytown, Minneapolis. At about 3 a.m. Friday morning a purse, confirmed to belong to Houle, was found in the 1100 block of 4th Street SE.

Police believe Houle was wearing a green blouse, black leggings, a black leather jacket and black boots. She is described as being 5 feet 5 inches tall, 140 pounds, with long blond hair.

Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call 911 or send a text to 847 411 (tip 411), enter MPD and the tip or call the tipline at 612-692-TIPS (8477). All texts are anonymous.

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A Find Jennifer Houle Facebook page was started Saturday afternoon.

Gary Kriesel told the Pioneer Press that he got to know Houle and her parents, John and Diane, while his granddaughter played volleyball with Jennifer.

“They’re just great people, a really nice family,” Kriesel told the Pioneer Press. “I’m very worried and I’m praying for a good outcome.”

Houle is a senior at the University of Minnesota. She is a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.

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