Five-Day Search for Missing USC Student Ends With an Emotional Phone Call - NBC Southern California

Five-Day Search for Missing USC Student Ends With an Emotional Phone Call

The student was captured on security camera video Sunday at his Westlake apartment

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    Mother Receives Call Confirming Her Missing Son is OK

    Hospital staff members called the mother of USC student who was reported missing to tell her they found her son. Toni Guinyard reports for the NBC4 News at 11 a.m. on Friday July 13, 2018. (Published Friday, July 13, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Bo Jones was reported missing Sunday, when he was last seen on security camera video at his Westlake apartment

    • Family members, some from Arizona, were trying to find the 22-year-old USC student when they were notified he had been found

    • A woman told Jones' family members she found his phone at MacArthur Park, located northwest of downtown Los Angeles

    A USC student who was reported missing earlier this week was found Friday at a hospital, ending a tense search by family members who were desperately trying to find the 22-year-old man.

    Family members, some from outside of California, were handing out flyers with information about Bo Jones' disapperance. During their search, his mother received a call from hospital staff members -- her son had been found.

    Bo Jones' parents were part of the group at Los Angeles' MacArthur Park trying to help unravel the mystery of his disappearance. He was last seen Sunday, capturing on security camera video at his Westlake apartment west of downtown Los Angeles.

    His roommate contacted family members and police to report his disappearance.

    Details about where Jones was found and his condition were not immediately available. His mother said she confirmed with hospital staff members that Jones was in the emergency room.

    Family members from Arizona traveled to Southern California to join the search. 

    The security camera video indicated Jones left the apartment around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. His keys, wallet and car were left behind, but took his cell phone.

    Jones' father used an app to track the phone, which turned up at a cell phone store. A woman who claimed to have found the phone Tuesday at MacArthur Park, located northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

    James Jones said he spoke with the woman at the store.

    "She just said she found it at MacArthur park, near the kids playground area," Jones said.

    His family said Bo Jones is working on his doctorate and excited about his research. He also was planning a trip to new York. They said he spoke with his mother on Saturday and brother on Sunday.

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