Missing UCF student found safe in Orlando hospital
UPDATE: The Orlando Police Department is currently looking for Mikanzis Spinella's vehicle in Orlando. Once the vehicle is located, deputies will contact Marion County Sheriff's Office, which will then get in touch with Mikanzis' family.
"We're still waiting to hear what hospital he's in," said Mikanzis' mother Debora Spinella Wednesday morning. "We’re still pretty much in the same place we were last night."
Missing UCF student Mikanzis was found safe in an Orlando hospital Tuesday around 7 p.m. by the Orlando Police Department, according to a MCSO release.
“They found him at a hospital and we don’t really know all the details yet. We won’t know anything until tomorrow morning," Debora said. "We have not seen him yet. We won’t be able to go down there until tomorrow. But he’s in the hospital, so we know he’s safe.”
Debora was told her son walked himself into the hospital for help, but she has not been told which hospital.
“He’s safe, he’s alive and he’s not hurt. So that’s the answer to the prayers,” she said.
Mikanzis, 19, was reported missing Saturday around 2:30 p.m. He had left his home earlier that day to sell his Xbox, and told his family he would be back later to pack his things to return to UCF. Mikanzis' family reported to MCSO eight hours after he went missing.
It was determined late Monday that there had been no communication with or from Mikanzis for an extended period of time, and his well-being could not be verified. He was then listed as missing/endangered, according to a MCSO release.
Deputies cleared Mikanzis' computer and tablet, and began to think he may have tried to sell his Xbox with a private individual he found on Craigslist.
It is still unknown as to what happened to Mikanzis.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Rachel Stuart is a News Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @RachSage or email her at RachelS@CentralFloridaFuture.com.