Paul Love disappeared from the University of Illinois Galesburg branch on October 2, 1947. Paul Love of Hinsdale registered at the U of I branch campus on the grounds of the former Mayo Hospital in Galesburg following his release from the Army during World War II. He was last seen in downtown Galesburg where he attempted to cash a check at a music store for the purchase of a record. The request to cash the check was declined and Love said he would be back later.
A letter was received from a motorist from Mt. Pleasant, stating that on October 8th, the day after Love vanished he picked up a hitchhiker answering the description of Love. He told the motorist he lived in a suburb of Chicago and was heading for Hollywood, CA. (Information retrieved from NamUs.gov)