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  • Scubagirl Aug 13, 5:03 p.m.

    am soooooooooo hoping the newly found body by the beltline is NOT this young man :( some speculation about that just now on news. Hoping for his safe return with stories to tell.

  • ckay109 Aug 13, 5:00 p.m.

    They found a body near 440, hope it's not him.

  • twoboysandadog Aug 13, 4:54 p.m.

    lets hope that he is not the body found near hammond road....
    http://www.wral.com/body-found-along-i-440-in-raleigh/12772339/

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Aug 13, 4:19 p.m.

    I took a break from work and walked around the Lenoir/Dawson area, near the Redhat ampitheatre, but no luck. :/ Praying for the best.

    blastamasta

    That's awesome. You're awesome! Not kidding

  • blastamasta Aug 13, 4:00 p.m.

    I took a break from work and walked around the Lenoir/Dawson area, near the Redhat ampitheatre, but no luck. :/ Praying for the best.

  • justtryingtosurvive Aug 13, 3:54 p.m.

    NCgirl2013 I agree with you! My daughter knows Weston, went to Apex High with him, and she is so worried about him. As a mom of two twenty-somethings, I am also praying he is ok. Please people, if you don't have anything constructive to write, don't write it. His friends keep coming back to these articles to find updates and reading these insensitive comments hurts.

  • LovemyPirates Aug 13, 3:44 p.m.

    Has there been search parties out searching in the places where someone may could have fallen and not been seen?

  • sasha51497 Aug 13, 2:36 p.m.

    FB lists the GF as 21.

  • Paul M Aug 13, 2:29 p.m.

    Not a good area that time of night

  • NCgirl2013 Aug 13, 2:28 p.m.

    Instead of unwarranted assumptions, suggestions, or blame on innocent parties, I hoped to read these comments to find more clues into the search for this poor guy. All those who know him know he is a responsible, level-headed guy who would never keep his friends and family worrying for this long....if he was in "hiding" someone would know. Have some compassion for his family and his friends. Don't you think his girlfriend (who is not 28 years old as depicted in the mugshot link below) feels guilty enough for leaving him? Have some empathy. Put yourself in her shoes...or in his mother's shoes. How would you feel to read these uninformed, better-than-thou remarks about your child's disappearance? I pray that he is found safe and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and his friends. This is nothing more than an unexpected tragedy...bad things happen far too often to very good people.

  • halfpint1552 Aug 13, 1:29 p.m.

    This happens too often. I don't care what sex you are, do not leave a bar late at night alone. This happened to a guy I knew in college, Kyle Fleischmann, in Charlotte. He is still a missing person 6 years later.

  • Chris_H Aug 13, 1:27 p.m.

    I sure hope this kid is OK. So sad. I am surprised the girl just left him there even if they did have a fight. Please talk to your kids - tell them if they ever get in a bad situation they can call you day or night - you will come get them and you promise not to yell at them at the moment. My Dad did this and I did call him once and he did as promised, and I have had same talk with my sons. They have both used it at least once. I picked them up, quietly talked with them and the next day we had the more serious discussion. I would rather have my kids safe and alive than to be afraid to call me when they are in trouble. Not saying this mom didn't have this discussion but a suggestion to other parents. Ultimately kids - your parents care about yo more than your "so-called" friends.

  • sjb2k1 Aug 13, 1:27 p.m.

    no i think he got way too drunk and something bad happened as a result of that. robbed, hit by a car, something...but nothing good :/

  • wral_viewer Aug 13, 1:26 p.m.

    If the guys said he didn't need help, then I'm not sure why they would have called 911. Hindsight is 20/20, but perhaps he convinced them he was fine. He's not the only/first person to drink too much at a bar (or on a bench or in a park or at a concert), etc. Perhaps the picture taking was a bit much but I bet the vast majority of young people would have done the same thing, and in the particular case, it may have helped confirm his identity.

  • pickles Aug 13, 1:25 p.m.

    If a person were to call the police every time time they encountered a passed out or extremely drunk person in downtown on a weekend night, that person would be on the phone with 911 all night long.

  • Dumas Aug 13, 1:22 p.m.

    Hope the argument was worth it. He might have been the one acting up (or maybe it was her, I don't profess to know either way, doesn't matter), but you never leave a man (or woman) behind. I guess she showed him (or he showed her). Hope he turns up OK. Bottom line, don't make too big a deal out of little petty things.

  • twoboysandadog Aug 13, 1:21 p.m.

    so sad, hope they find him safe. and I bet the girlfriend feels terrible. Prayers for all.

  • malonem1 Aug 13, 12:52 p.m.

    First of all - know how much to drink and when to stop when drinking - things like this always happen when booze is involved - I would have thought if these were adults taking the picture - they would have had common sense to think something was wrong and to get 911 involved instead of playing it as a joke - a life is involved here and he needs to be located soon. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family in hopes of their son's return

  • notjustmom Aug 13, 12:51 p.m.

    School is starting again. Time for parents to have a talk with their almost-grown kids. Especially girls. They do not realize the position they (or their so-called friends)are getting into. My daughter called me after walking back to her dorm late at night. Her group came upon a young lady who was so drunk she didn't even know her name. They took her back and let her sleep in their common room. Good thing a group of Sorority girls found her and not some "guys" looking for a "good" time! Oh, and the next day the girl just laughed and went on her way!

  • Zoey0815 Aug 13, 12:48 p.m.

    I don't understand how kids can leave their friends behind. When I was younger, my friends never left each other behind, no matter how drug, stupid, and incoherent we were.

  • Hippy_mom Aug 13, 12:42 p.m.

    "... and they even took a picture of him." Classy. The least they could have done was call the police.

  • williamraleigh Aug 13, 12:41 p.m.

    I would be focusing on the girlfriend and possible ex boyfriends of her's. If this was a college girl missing there would be a statewide search going on such a double standard.

  • sjb2k1 Aug 13, 12:35 p.m.

    "The person/s that came along after these kids likely did far worse than take his picture."

    Sadly you are most likely right :(

  • SaltlifeLady Aug 13, 12:34 p.m.

    Certainly there are caneras around the convention center that can aid in finding out what happened to this guy, as well as cell phone pings, though his phone probably has no battery charge left at this point. Praying for a positive outcome.

  • tiblet Aug 13, 12:25 p.m.

    next time you see someone that is drunk just lying out on a public sidewalk in the middle of the night, please call the police. Don't worry about them getting into legal trouble. The person/s that came along after these kids likely did far worse than take his picture. Hoping that the find him safe but realistically, he would have slept this off and come home by now if he was able.

  • ewebb3 Aug 13, 12:22 p.m.

    We were at Walnut Creek on Friday. One young man was so drunk he couldn't stand erect. He tried to run (kept face planting on the grass) to catch up with his friends who happened to be all girls. They were going to leave him behind. If this guy didn't have alcohol poisoning it would surprise me. What appalled me was the fact that the girls felt know responsibility to this guy. Why would you not ensure someone got help or got home/ride??

  • Peakway2 Aug 13, 12:20 p.m.

    Anyone thought to check his cell phone records? If his cell phone is on can they not use that as a way to find him?

  • peaceout Aug 13, 12:09 p.m.

    few weeks ago I was out downtown with friends and just an observation...but these kids were not drunk...but stupid drunk...we left the Oxford because they were falling all over and spilling their drinks. I drove home early so I would not be on the road with these folks...sad.

  • jscott13 Aug 13, 12:05 p.m.

    My son is also a friend of Weston's. The younger brothers were also good friends. Thanks to the Shaw students who came forward. Someone out there knows where he is. Please call.

  • JAT Aug 13, 12:03 p.m.

    the N&O story said his friend said he'd gotten drunk and wandered off before. what is wrong with these kids? and no one cares? "Oh, that's just ol' Weston, getting drunk and wandering off". Pretty sad.

  • JAT Aug 13, 11:59 a.m.

    why didn't the students get someone to help him and why would you take a photo of him? the youth of today need to realize that not everything is a photo opp.

    Would help if they told what time of night/day they saw him. Sounds like he probably went to another bar first maybe? Maybe he was trying to get a one of the hotels? And where is his phone pinging??? Surely he had a phone.

  • mimi1123 Aug 13, 11:52 a.m.

    I sure hope they find him soon. This happens all too often these days. Prayers to the family and for his safe return.

  • Scubagirl Aug 13, 11:40 a.m.

    Odd story.....

  • justtryingtosurvive Aug 13, 11:39 a.m.

    I am praying they find him. My oldest went to high school with Weston, he lived in our neighborhood, and know him as a friend. WRAL please check your facts. I do not believe he is 5'10". I believe he is 5'6" and 160lbs posted by his family in a flyer. Weston so many people are praying for your safe return...

  • Frank Downtown Aug 13, 11:38 a.m.

    The students should have called the police to check in on him.

  • Obamacare saves lives Aug 13, 11:30 a.m.

    What the heck is wrong with this dude? Was he planking?

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