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Police search for missing 20-year-old University of Alabama student

Tuscaloosa police said they recovered a clothing item from the Black Warrior River believed to belong to Garrett Walker.

A search is on for a 20-year-old University of Alabama student who disappeared after he left a bar in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, early Sunday. 

University of Alabama student Garrett Walker.University of Alabama

The man, Garrett Walker, was seen at The Grey Lady on Greensboro Avenue early Sunday, his mother, Debbie Walker, said in a statement that was shared by the university. 

The statement was updated Monday afternoon to say Walker was last seen around 4:20 or 4:40 a.m. near 17th Ave.-Queens City.

His phone was found at a riverwalk Sunday afternoon, the statement said. His family reported him missing after his phone was found.

“No one has seen or heard from him since,” his mother wrote in the statement. 

He was last seen wearing a gray polo shirt, a gray and black plaid button-up shirt and blue jeans.

Tuscaloosa police and Fire Rescue divers search the Black Warrior River on the Tuscaloosa waterfront after University of Alabama student Garrett Walker was reported missing. Gary Cosby Jr. / Tuscaloosa News via USA Today Network

Tuscaloosa police said in a statement that officers recovered a “clothing item from the Black Warrior River that is believed to belong to Walker.”Tuscaloosa police and Fire Rescue search crews were scheduled to search the river and the surrounding area at first light Monday.

Anyone with information about Walker's whereabouts is asked to call the University of Alabama Police Department at 205-348-5454 or 911 or the Tuscaloosa Police Department at 205-349-2121.