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Youngest son of John Conyers found after disappearing in Texas

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Updated: Friday, November 18, 2016, 5:17 AM

The youngest son of longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers was found early Friday after disappearing from his Texas college for nearly three days, authorities say.

Carl Conyers, a 21-year-old student at the University of Houston, was last seen Tuesday afternoon by his roommate, cops said.

Investigators were able to track Conyers down from a tweet he “liked” in the pre-dawn hours. It was not immediately clear where Conyers had been or why he’d gone missing. 

A “very worried” John Conyers told the Detroit News Thursday that the FBI had been notified that disappearing is unlike his son because, “He’s a very stable young guy.”

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Carl Conyers, 21, is missing. Authorities believe he no longer has a beard.

Carl Conyers, 21, is missing. Authorities believe he no longer has a beard.

The lawmaker is in Washington, but his wife Monica arrived in Houston Thursday and appealed to her son or anyone who may have been with him.

“If something happened, if you have my son, just let him go. Carl, if something has happened to you, just come home,” she told KTRK.

A Houston Police Department official confirmed to the Daily News Thursday that it was working with the FBI, and said private company Equusearch was also involved in the search.

Rep. John Conyers has been a member of Congress since 1965.

Rep. John Conyers has been a member of Congress since 1965.

(Andrew Harnik/AP)

Carl Conyers’ girlfriend told WWJ that she and others received Twitter messages from Carl Wednesday morning, but he did not surface.

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“He asked all his friends to come meet him on campus,” Daisha Lewis told WWJ. “When we got there — I didn’t feel right about it or thought maybe he was lying or someone was making him lie to meet us there because when we got there, he wasn’t there. When we got back to the apartment, his stuff was gone. He took his ID with him and a debit card and some clothes even. Like it was a distraction to get more stuff that he left behind.”

Conyers didn’t take a car or bike with him, Lewis told the station.

John Conyers, 87, has been a member of Congress since 1965. He is currently its longest-serving representative and was elected to a 27th consecutive term last week.

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