On Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, 20-year-old Joseph Smedley, a sophomore at Indiana University, was reported missing by his family after his sister, Vivian, received a strange text message from Joseph’s phone at 4am.
The text, which can be read here, says:
Viv, I love you. I am leaving the country. By not telling you why, I’m keeping you safe and protected. Please don’t try to contact me at this number, it won’t work. I’ll contact you once I’m set up overseas. Thank you for everything Viv, I love you. And I’m sorry.”
Concerned, Vivianne called Indiana University Police to conduct a wellness check, but they could not locate Jospeh. A note was found on his bed at the frat house saying the same thing the text sent to Vivian had said.
Later on, Vivian said the police called her claiming to have found her brother in jail, but she says it turned out to be a different person with a similar name.
Shortly after the mixup, police classified Joseph as a missing... keep reading on reddit ➡
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