02-07-2006, 09:29 AM #1Registered User
- Join Date
- Oct 2005
- Madison, WI
WI - Kenji Ohmi, 20, Madison, 28 Jan 2006
Kenji Ohmi has been missing for almost a week.
He is a student at WESLI - the Wisconsin English as a Second Language Institute.
Staff at WESLI met with the Madison Japan Association Friday evening to help with search efforts.
Kenji's parents don't speak English so the groups plan to translate and interpret for them to help the family make decisions about finding Kenji.
"It's a shock, it's traumatic to get a phone call in Japan and learn that your son is missing in the United States," says Dan Perreth, the Co-Director of WESLI.
02-07-2006, 03:01 PM #2
I can't believe they've got no leads yet! While I was growing up we had several WESLI students live with us, all but one were from Japan, we had about 7 different students live w/us. His poor parents must be devastated ;-(
01-22-2009, 11:45 AM #3
Found in an archive:
"The search for a Japanese student missing since a rainy January morning ended Monday when he was found dead, floating in the white-capped waves of Lake Mendota by a wind surfer.
Dane County Coroner John Stanley confirmed late Monday that the body was that of Kenji Ohmi, 20, last seen alive on video tape leaving his apartment building at 202 N. Hamilton St. at 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 28.
Preliminary indications are that he drowned, Stanley said.""Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James
01-27-2009, 08:26 PM #4
From the above listed article:
Mike Cockrem, 46, of Madison, said he spotted the young man's body as he passed it on his wind surfboard just before 1:45 p.m. It was about one- quarter mile off the shore near homes on the 1200 block of Sherman Avenue.
The body was floating face down, wearing a dark shirt, shorts, tan socks and what may have been sneakers, Cockrem said.
I searched for additional articles since Kenji was located and was not successful. In my opinion, his clothing is inconsistent with the time frame in which he disappeared. Wearing shorts in Wisconsin in late January does not make sense to me. I hope that LE verified that his clothing was consistent with the security camera footage that recorded him leaving his apartment that fateful day.
01-27-2009, 08:31 PM #5
This article describes Kenji's clothing on the day he disappeared:
Mr. Ohmi was last seen leaving his apartment at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, wearing a black jacket, jeans and white sneakers.