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Police search for missing ECSU student

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WILLIMANTIC, CT (WFSB) -

Concern continues to grow as state police search for a student at Eastern Connecticut State University who has been missing for 10 days.

Alyssiah Marie Wiley, 20, was last seen on April 20 when she headed home to West Haven to see her family, according to roommates.

However, the sophomore student wasn't reported missing until four days later when she failed to return to campus. A teacher reported her missing.

"We don't really know much about it, so we really don't have much to say," said ECSU student Samantha Turmenne.

State police said they are still actively searching for Wiley and have previously searched the campus grounds with dogs and interviewed fellow students.

During the search for Wiley, state police said they were looking for a black Nissan Altima and located it in Bridgeport on Friday.

State police did not tell Eyewitness News who the car belonged to.

"We have talked to many people. It would be unfair to zero in on any singular individual," said state police Lt. Paul Vance. "We have talked to family, friends, roommates, classmates."

Wiley did not own a motor vehicle, according to friends, and they also told Eyewitness News her boyfriend used to pick her up and take her places. 

Police said they talked to the boyfriend, but they are not calling him a suspect.

At Occum Hall where Wiley lived, students were studying for finals and tried not to think the worst.

"The semester is ending like everybody is settling down with finals," said ECSU student Jennifer Pepin. "I think that is one less thing that we need to be worrying about."

Wiley's roommate said she wasn't really worried at first because she barely knew her.

Wiley moved in less than a week before she went missing. Wiley had been living in another dorm room.

Wiley's parents previously told Eyewitness News, they are holding out and are trying to be optimistic.

Anyone with any information is asked to call state police at 860-537-7500.

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