Search for Missing Student Turns Up ‘Person of Interest’

Authorities spent about 19 hours searching the man's home.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man whose home was searched as police investigate the disappearance of a Utah college student was named a “person of interest” in the case Thursday, and police were trying to find a mattress that had been inside his home. The announcement came shortly after authorities spent about 19 hours searching the man’s home in a middle class Salt Lake City neighborhood. Neighbors described officers entering the home with shovels…