By The Associated Press
September 13, 2002

LOUISVILLE, Colo. — A statewide kidnapping alert issued early Friday for a 17-year-old University of Colorado student was canceled several hours later after investigators began to believe no foul play was involved.

The Amber Alert was issued for Ryan Paul Witte, who was last seen Thursday morning leaving Louisville en route to CU's Boulder campus. He never arrived for classes and did not show up for a piano lesson scheduled later Thursday.

"He's still a missing child," Wilson said. "But investigators are telling me they don't feel it warrants the immediate or constant activation of the alert."