Marko Cheseto, cross-country runner from the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), who was missing walked into a hotel near the university campus in the early hours of Wednesday, alive but extremely hypothermic, according to UAA officials
The disappearance of the 28-year-old runner, who was last seen on Sunday night in the vicinity of the UAA library, resulted in a massive search on Monday and Tuesday. When last seen according to police reports, he had not been wearing a jacket.
Cheseto was first reported missing by his roommates when he failed to come home by Monday morning. Search and rescue teams combed the woods around the university.
He walked into the Springhill Suites hotel near the UAA and APU campuses around 3:30 a.m. What exacty happened to Cheseto is still not clear.
Cheseto set a course record in the Anchorage Mayor's Half Marathon last year and also he has twice won the NCAA Division II West Region cross country championship. He has been described as an exemplary student with a high GPA who was doing a course to graduate with a nursing degree next year.