Minnesota Sorority Sister's Disappearance Triggers Desperate Search

Jennifer Houle, 22, was last seen Friday at a bar.

— -- A University of Minnesota student called "an amazing sister and friend" seems to have disappeared with out a trace.

Jennifer Houle was last seen Friday at a bar in the Dinkytown area of Minneapolis between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m., the Minneapolis Police Department said.

Friends said they think Houle, 22, left the bar to walk home. Police said they found her purse and her phone in the middle of the street near her apartment building, just an hour and a half after she was last seen at the bar.

Houle is a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority, and chapter posted on Facebook Saturday: "We need all the help we can get to find this warm-hearted, beautiful person."

"She's an amazing sister and friend to all of us," said Madeline Eddy. "She's very involved."

Police said they have been interviewing witnesses, including an ex-boyfriend, and are scanning surveilance videos from the area looking for any clues to what happened.

According to police, Houle stands at 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. She has long, blond hair and was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, green blouse, black leggings and black boots, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.