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FBI Joins Search for Missing Baylor University Basketball Player - 2003-06-30

The FBI has joined the search for missing Baylor University basketball player Patrick Dennehy, fueling fears among teammates and friends that the center with NBA dreams may be dead.

The 21-year-old Dennehy has not been heard from since June 11 and police suspect he may have been killed in the Waco, Texas area. His sport utility vehicle, its license plates missing, was found abandoned in a mall parking lot in Virginia last week.

Waco police say Dennehy's teammates and others have been questioned about the disappearance of the 2.08 meter, 104 kilogram center, who often clashed with fellow players. Officials said last week they were moving toward reclassifying the case from a missing person search to a homicide investigation.

The Waco police spokesman said Friday that investigators received information that led to suspect foul play in Dennehy's disappearance. But police declined further comment, saying a news conference was planned for Monday afternoon.