Police: URI student reported missing found in NC

Pennsylvania State Police said Thursday that a missing University of Rhode Island student from suburban Philadelphia has been found unharmed.

WPVI-TV reported that 21-year-old Matthew Royer was found in North Carolina.

State troopers said they won't comment further on the case. They say Royer's family has asked for privacy.

Royer disappeared earlier this month while returning home from the University of Rhode Island. Investigators said he was seen leaving his apartment in Rhode Island on May 16.

Authorities said he was last seen the following day on surveillance video in Breinigsville, in eastern Pennsylvania.

Royer's parents had offered emotional pleas for their son to return home to Collegeville.