Police Looking For Missing Texas College Student: 'We're Really Working Hard to Find Him'

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi student Caleb Harris, 21, let his dog out early Monday morning and hasn't been seen since

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  • Police and other agencies are searching for 21-year-old Caleb Harris, a Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi student

  • Harris was last seen taking his dog out just before 3 a.m. on Monday at his off-campus apartment

  • The U.S. Coast Guard, Texas Search and Rescue and local dive teams have joined the search for the New Braunfels native

Authorities in Texas are searching for a missing college student who disappeared early Monday morning in Corpus Christi.

Caleb Harris, 21, was last seen near his apartment complex in the 1900 block of Ennis Joslin Road, near the campus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, where he is a second-year student, according to Corpus Christi Police Department and ABC affiliate KIII-TV.

Harris took his dog outside his off-campus apartment at around 2:45 a.m. local time, a Snapchat ping recorded, per KIII.

The student left behind his ID and car keys, his father, Randy told the station on Tuesday.

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"By 3 o'clock his phone was dead," Randy said. "He was totally gone. He doesn't have his wallet. He doesn't have any identification on him."

By Wednesday, Caleb’s friends joined local authorities in a search for the New Braunfels native.

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"As soon as I found out about it, I got all of my work out of the way and set aside all of yesterday to spread the word as much as I can, basically, through this entire zip code," A&M-CC student Logan Johnson told KVII about the search.

On Thursday, additional agencies including the U.S. Coast Guard, Texas Search and Rescue, and local dive teams joined the effort to find Harris.

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"We're using the cadets that we have currently in the academy to physically get their boots on the ground and canvas the adjacent fields, the drainage ditches, areas like that," CCPD Senior Officer Antonio Contreras told NBC affiliate KRIS-TV on Thursday. "Right now as of early afternoon, we don't have any updates, but we're really working hard to find him."

Harris's father is among those who are concerned about Caleb’s sudden disappearance

"There's just nothing there that would cause us to believe he was in any danger or leaving," Randy Harris told KIII. "He had actually ordered in his food for the next day for school."

Harris, who is about 5 foot 11 inches tall and 180 pounds, was last seen wearing teal pants and a white shirt.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have information about his disappearance to contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at 361-886-2600.

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