Police and the family members of a missing Virginia man are searching for him after he last made contact with a roommate on December 30. Ian Burnet, a 22-year-old engineering student, traveled to New York City to stay with two friends at their Hamilton Heights apartment on December 26. He sent a text message to his parents on December 28, and sent a text message to his roommate on December 30th before his disappearance that afternoon.

"There hasn't been any credit card activity, or phone activity since then, and we don't have a lot of updates," Detective Farrar Howard of the New Kent Sheriff's Office in Virginia tells us. His department is leading the investigation, while the NYPD continues to assist.

Al Della Fave, the press officer for the Port Authority Police Department, tells us that the PAPD doesn't believe the jumper off the George Washington Bridge on December 30 or Burnet's case are related. "We have a pretty good idea of who that individual is," Della Fave says, "And it doesn't appear to be this man from Virginia."

The Daily News reports that the NYPD has looked in "hospitals, morgues and jails but found no sign of him." His mother, Nancy Burnet, said, “Even though it’s a huge city, there are a lot of faces that could see him. “The support from people in New York has been overwhelming.”

Burnet's family has created a website, and there is also a Facebook page dedicated to finding him. The website, www.findianburnet.com, describes Burnet as white, 5'8", and weighing 131 lbs.

Ian is an engineering student on full scholarship at Virginia Commonweath University. He is well known for his wit, warmth, and intelligence. If you ask his mother what his biggest attribute is, she would say he gives the most incredible hugs.

If you've seen Burnet or have any information regarding his whereabouts, contact the NYPD's 30th Precinct at 212-690-8842, or the New Kent County's Sheriff's office at (804) 966-9500.