Another missing student case has the potential for getting national television attention. Oregon police expanded search efforts yesterday for Brigham Young University student Brooke Wilberger, reported the Deseret News in Salt Lake City. She disappeared Monday from a Corvallis, Ore., apartment complex where she worked in the summer. Police believe she was abducted. Her purse, keys, cell phone, and car were left at the complex, and cleaning items she was using were found near where she had been working.
Wilberger’s parents, Greg and Cammy, appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” Wednesday morning, in hopes that viewers might have information about their daughter. The family contacted a spokesman for the Elizabeth Smart family, seeking advice on how to organize their own volunteer search. “They asked about working with the press,” said Mike Grass of Salt Lake PR firm the Intrepid Group. “It was more of just a quick analyzing the situation.”