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Missing UNH Student Found in Good Health, Police Say

A University of New Haven freshman and softball player who was missing for two days has been found in good health, police said. 

School officials said Allie McGrory, 18, of Medford, New Jersey, was missing from Tuesday, when she was seen at her dorm and police said they found McGrory at Ingalls Rink at Yale University Thursday, but did not explain why she was there. 

The search for McGrory started after a resident assistant contacted school authorities Wednesday with concerns that the freshman had been missing for nearly 24 hours and had not gone to classes or softball practice, according to school officials and West Haven police.

Assistant University of New Haven Chief of Police Don Parker said university police determined McGrory was not on campus and there "were some issues she was having typical of most college freshmen, and we became concerned about her well-being." 

University of New Haven police reached out to West Haven Police around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday for help to find the student.

During a news conference, police said McGrory's father brought her back to school on Tuesday night after break and she might have left campus that night to go to a movie, but they were not sure. They also said they had a message McGrory sent to her roommate indicating that she was feeling "a little distraught."

Police did not provide any additional information about the message, citing privacy concerns.

Jessica Fulchiero, one of McGrory's family members, made a five-hour trip from Pennsylvania to help with the search.

"Her dad was completely under the impression that she's coming back to school and getting back into softball," she said. "We are very confused."

"We're terrified. She's such an amazing kid. She's smart, she's athletic and we just want to make sure she's safe, that's all," Fulchiero said.

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