07-25-2005, 09:53 AM #1Registered User
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CA - Hyundo Ahn, 25, Davis, June 2005
Police seek help in finding missing exchange student
Published Jul 25, 2005 - 01:03:47 CDT.
The Davis Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a UC Davis exchange student, Hyundo Ahn, who has been reported missing.
Ahn, 25, came from South Korea to participate in a study abroad program at UCD during the last academic year. After classes ended for the summer, Ahn planned to backpack along the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada and visit friends across the country before returning to Korea. When Ahn missed a flight back to Davis, his host family reported him missing.
Ahn was one of 52 undergraduates from Korea University who were studying at UCD as part of a study abroad program. Ahn, an English major, started taking classes through UCD Extension in fall 2004 and finished the program at the end of spring quarter.
Ahn picked up a wilderness permit, intending to start a hike June 20 in Yosemite Valley and end at Mt. Whitney on July 1. According to the National Park Service, trail conditions along that route at the time were still snow covered at mid and high elevations and the amount of time he allowed for the 212-mile trip was "very ambitious."
A withdrawal was made using Ahn's ATM card in Yosemite Valley on June 22. No other evidence of his whereabouts has been discovered since then, the park service said.
In the days following the planned trip, Ahn was supposed to have visited friends in Los Angeles, Boston and Portland, Ore. He failed to use any of the previously purchased airline tickets to any of these destinations, and failed to claim a rented car in Portland (his last destination prior to returning to Davis). He also had a reserved seat on a Singapore Air flight back to Korea for July 21. He did not board that flight.
Ahn is described as 25 years old with a medium build --5 feet 8 inches tall and 175 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue Nike shirt and shorts and carrying a camping backpack.
The Davis Police Department is working with National Park Service in Yosemite, the Korean Consulate, and UC Davis to locate Ahn. Anyone with information on Ahn's whereabouts is asked to call the Davis Police Department at 747-5400.
Sunday, July 24, 2005
09-12-2007, 03:44 PM #2
Found deceased in Yosemite National Park:
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