Six days after graduate student Jonathan Dailey was last seen in his Allston apartment, his family held out hope that the introverted North Carolina native may have just needed solitude and sought the peace of the outdoors.
“One thing we’re focusing on is that there are a lot of nature preserves in the surrounding area,” Spencer Hoffman, Dailey’s brother-in-law, said by phone Monday night from Charlotte. “If he did leave on his own accord and unplug from the world . . . then we would suspect that he would be near those types of places.”