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Public Asked For Help In Search For Missing CU Student

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Nicholas Valore (credit: Boulder Police Dept.)

Nicholas Valore (credit: Boulder Police Dept.)

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- Police in Boulder are searching for a missing University of Colorado student who was last seen June 17.

There are no signs that Nicholas Marc Valore, 19, is a victim of foul play. Police found his vehicle, a 2004 blue Audi TT Roadster parked at the NCAR parking lot last night.

However, a classmate of Valore’s contacted CU police late Thursday afternoon to report that he hadn’t seen him in classes all week. He was concerned because it was unlike Valore to miss class.

NCAR is a favorite hiking area for Valore. Because NCAR is in the City of Boulder’s jurisdiction, CU police contacted Boulder police who are conducting the investigation into Valore’s disappearance.

Police contacted Valore’s roommate and Valore’s family members, and no one has heard from him since Father’s Day.

Valore is an avid hiker, and usually wears cargo shorts, a T-shirt and a bright-colored hoodie while hiking. He also carries a black, JanSport backpack. Police have searched Valore’s residence, and it appears that he took some of his hiking gear with him. The hiking gear and clothing was not found in the car.

Search and rescue teams have been looking in the foothills west of NCAR for any sign of Valore. He has been known to hike in the “bouldering” area west of NCAR, and also likes an area known as Mallory Cave. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is coordinating the search effort with assistance from Rocky Mountain Rescue, Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks rangers and Front Range Rescue Dogs.

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