Rice student goes missing during spring break trip in Florida

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL – It’s the time of year college students look forward to — spring break! It’s time to let loose and have fun. But the party has come to a screeching halt for friends and family of 21-year-old Rice University student Reny Jose. He and his friends left for Panama City Beach this past weekend. By Monday, Reny went missing. His friends say the last time they saw him was Monday evening. When he didn’t show up to the house they rented by late Monday night, they called police.

Police say they’ve been searching the beach by ground and air, but haven’t come across Jose. The only trace of him so far was found in a garbage can near the beach house. Inside, police found Reny’s clothes and some personal items.

Back in Houston, word spread through social media with students posting and re-posting information on Reny’s disappearance. All anyone can do now is hope for the best.