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Posted on Thu, Apr 11, 2013 : 9:18 a.m.

U-M: No update on missing medical school employee

By Kody Klein

The University of Michigan Police are releasing no new information Thursday morning about the employee from the medical school who went missing on Tuesday.


Heping Zhao

Courtesy of U-M Police

DPS spokeswoman Diane Brown said she expected to be able to release further information about the investigation later Thursday.

Heping Zhao left a lab at the Medical Science II building to go for a walk at 11 a.m. Tuesday, and didn't return.

Zhao is a 63-year-old Asian man from Pittsfield Township. He was last seen wearing a blue long-sleeve shirt and brown or khaki pants. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds.

Zhao works as a pathologist assistant in the Division of Anatomical Sciences, according to the Department of Medical Education website. The university police ask that anyone with information about Zhao's whereabouts call at 734-763-1131.

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Thu, Apr 11, 2013 : 3 p.m.

I've often said that if you take one wrong turn within that medical complex, you could be lost for days. Hopefully that's all this is.