ST. CLOUD - As the search continues for missing St. Cloud State University student Jesse Dady, law enforcement officials are using surveillance camera footage that wasn't available to them the last time an SCSU student went missing from the downtown area.

Scott Radel disappeared in February, 2006 and his body was found in the icy Mississippi river about a month later.

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis says it was Radel's father who donated money to start the process of installing cameras downtown.

from pretty much none, to a significant amount of public cameras as we've added buildings -- the library, the River's Edge Convention Center, the police station -- any type of public building we've added cameras.  We've also added cameras all along Lake George as part of that development.

Kleis says more cameras will be installed in the street lights all along 5th Avenue and St. Germain Street later this year.

He says he's also hoping to make a partnership announcement during his State of the City Address next month for even more cameras to be installed along the Beaver Island Trail and on some bridges.

St. Cloud Police Department
St. Cloud Police Department