UWF Issues Alert after Student Goes Missing


Ja’Qaylin Harrison, Staff Writer

UPDATE: Authorities say that Smith has been found as of Sept. 29.

Following the disappearance of UWF student Brandon Neal Smith, the university has issued a missing person alert.

According to a release issued by campus police, Smith was last heard from on Sept. 25. 

Smith’s roommate says he last saw him Saturday at around 10 a.m. jogging along a sidewalk near Village West apartments. 

Smith is a 24-year-old white male with short brown hair and scars on both forearms. He is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds.

Officials say the case is still relatively fresh, and will require further investigation before any new information can be released.

Anyone with information on Smith’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact UWFPD at 850-474-2415.

This case will be updated as further information is presented.