A 21-year-old Citadel Cadet who disappeared more than a week ago is thought to have taken his own life, a spokeswoman for the school said Tuesday.
The student, Joshua Edwards, of Greer, was last seen at school and then disappeared, according to Citadel spokesowman Charlene Gunnells.
Edwards, who is 6 ft, 4 in and weighed 230, was last known to be alive on Nov. 10, she said. He has brown eyes and hair.
He was reported missing shortly after that.
The Citadel is based in Charleston. An extensive search was conducted by the the Folly (beach) Police and the U.S. Coast Guard, both of who came up empty.
"Evidence (not specified) was found which leads authorities to believe Mr. Edwards intended to end his life," was a statement released by The Citadel.
A school spokessman said that there was information left on his computer indicating that he "was in distress." The school released and all-points-bulletin about him.
Edwards resided in Greer, a suburb of Greenville, S.C. He drove a red pick-up.
The Citadel release two pictures of the missing cadet, including one his dress uniform.
A memorial service for him is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 17, on campus at 12:30 p.m., Gunnells said in a released statement.