UPDATE: Missing College Student Found At MARTA Station

Roswell police detectives located Benjamin Jones early Thursday morning at the Doraville MARTA station unharmed.

Benjamin Jones was found unharmed at the Doraville MARTA station early Thursday morning. Credit: Roswell Police
Benjamin Jones was found unharmed at the Doraville MARTA station early Thursday morning. Credit: Roswell Police
Update at 11:44 a.m.: 

The Roswell Police Department has released more details in the case involving the Morehouse College student who was found safe at a Doraville MARTA station. 

Due to the "disappointment" regarding graduation at the historic black college in Atlanta, Jones told authorities he "needed to get away from things," said Roswell Police spokesperson Officer Zachary Frommer. 

Jones parked his vehicle at the North Springs MARTA station and traveled to various locations.

Frommer said Jones told police his phone was broken and subsequently lost on May 17, and he believed it was picked up by an unknown person.  

Roswell detectives received a tip Wednesday evening that Jones was at the Five Points MARTA station, and they were able to track down the student at the Doraville station. 

"Mr. Jones was convinced to go home to his family and he will not face any charges," Frommer added.


Detectives with the Roswell Police Department and MARTA Police have located missing Morehouse College student Benjamin Jones at the Doraville MARTA station, according to a post on Roswell Police Department's Facebook page.

The student was  found early Thursday morning at station, where he appeared to have gone voluntarily "with no indication foul play," the agency wrote.

Jones was reported missing last week to Roswell police by his father, Richard Jones, who told police his son left his home in Roswell on May 16 to travel to the college to pick up graduation tickets.

Roswell police worked with Morehouse College police to search for Jones, but were unable to locate him.

It was later reported by WSBTV that Jones did not complete requirements to graduate.


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