Who are Brendan Santo's parents? Missing teen's family make desperate pleas for leads

Michigan State Police and Ingham County Sheriff's Office have so far conducted searches on foot, by helicopter, drone, but couldn't locate Santo.


                            Who are Brendan Santo's parents? Missing teen's family make desperate pleas for leads
Missing Michigan teenager Brendan Santo with his parents Brand and Wendy (Facebook)
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The family of Grand Valley State University student Brendan Santo has been making desperate pleas on social media for any leads that could result in him being found. Santo went missing on October 29 shortly before midnight and was last seen leaving Yakeley Hall. The Rochester resident was visiting friends at Michigan State University over the weekend. His friends and family are constantly sharing his details on Facebook and other social media platforms in hopes of his safe return. Families of Santo's friends too are awaiting any news on him. "Please pray even if you usually don't pray," said Michael Alter, whose son played hockey with the teenager in suburban Detroit, according to an Associated Press report. 

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Michigan State Police and Ingham County Sheriff's Office along with special units are helping in the search operation. So far search operations have been conducted on foot, by helicopter, drone, and boat, according to a press release. Investigators viewed surveillance cameras, and reviewed cellular, smartphone, and GPS data to determine the people who were in touch with him till before he went missing following which all of them were interviewed. So far, Santo's car has been located in the area where he parked it last. 

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Who are Brendan Santo's parents? 

According to Facebook, Brendan is the son of Wendy and Brad Santo. While the only information available about Wendy on the Internet is her public record, Brad is the on-site manager at W.W. Grainger, a company he has worked at for 23 years and counting. He completed his BA in management from Walsh University, according to his LinkedIn profile. Santo's parents haven't been active on social media since he went missing, however, his aunt Dawn Gadette Brewer and cousin Kelsea Brewer have been sharing his details through their individual pages. 

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"Brendan is still out there somewhere. Please keep sharing we want everyone on campus and East Lansing looking for him. We NEED Brendan home!" Dawn posted in the night on November 1. She also shared an update earlier in the day regarding false reports that Santo had been found. "HE IS STILL MISSING. There are false reports that he has been found. Here is the most recent information. Please help bring Brendan home to us. Please continue to share on all aspects of social media and contact the investigators with any information no matter how small. Detective Sergeant James Terrill at 517-388-6291 or [email protected]" she posted. "Any parents out there if you can ask your kids to share on any other social media site it would be GREATLY appreciated. Anything to get the word out," another update on her page read. 

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