UPDATE (June 15, 10:20 a.m.): The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office has announced that the body of Muteb Alqahtani has been found after he was reported missing for several hours on Tuesday. Police say they do not currently suspect foul play.

Alqahtani’s body was discovered in a “wooded area” near Route 281 in the Town of Cortlandville. That was near where Alqahtani had been reportedly seen in the late morning of June 13 (though police had initially said he was last seen on Tompkins Street in the City of Cortland on the morning of June 13).

Police said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information should contact the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office at (607) 758-5583.

Original Story:

CORTLAND, N.Y.—A SUNY Cortland professor has been deemed missing after not being seen since around 9:40 a.m. this morning in Cortland, about 20 miles northeast of Ithaca.

Associate professor Muteb Alqahtani, who teaches in the Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department at the school, was last seen on Tompkins Street in Cortland. It’s unclear if he has had any contact with anyone since that time. He lives in Cortlandville.

“The Sheriff’s Department is investigating and at this time has no reason to believe that he is in danger,” said the announcement. Those with information are encouraged to call (607) 753-3311 for the Cortland County Sheriff’s Department.

Alqahtani is described as 40 years old, about 5’8″ with dark curly hair and a beard, according to school officials. He was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt, dark shorts and a headband.

Matt Butler

Matt Butler is the Managing Editor at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at mbutler@ithacavoice.com