"There is no sign of foul play," she said. "I'm hoping he may have hid because he didn't want to go through hell week. It may have had something to do with the fraternity but, at this point, I don't see any physical evidence."
SAE has a strict no-hazing policy and even condemns excessive drunkenness, Pinto said. The fraternity has started a fund to pay for the Culolias' out-of-pocket expenses while they stay in Arizona to search for Jack. In less than two days, the fund raised $2,712.
On the phone, Grace Culolias spoke of her undying resolve to find her son.
"I am all cried out," she said. "I'm a wreck but I can't sit in a ball and cry; that's not going to bring my son home. I'm at the search site because I want to make sure they [the police] are out here. It's giving me the peace of mind."