IA - Tong Shao, 20, Ames, 8 September 2014

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  1. los2188

    los2188 North Carolina Tar Heels..your NCCA Champs!!

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    Tong Shao
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    Ames PD asking for help finding ISU student

    Read more: http://www.kcci.com/news/ames-pd-asking-for-help-finding-isu-student/28155356#ixzz3DovYpcfy
    http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/article_f8f76c42-4035-11e4-b895-bf707b48f522.html
     
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  3. wantjustice

    wantjustice Always hoping

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    Uh-oh she is very trusting and in a foreign land. That could spell trouble! Hope she is found safe. She looks really young for her age. Another thing that worries me.
     
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    I spent many years in Ames and a few in Iowa City around the universities there. Both universities have large foreign student populations in the Engineering Schools (and others), so she really wouldn't have stuck out in either place.

    What makes absolutely no sense is the statement in the article above that she was in Iowa City "on her way" to Minnesota. Minneapolis is a 3-4 hour drive due north of Ames on
    I-35, while Iowa City is a 2-2.5 hour drive due south of Ames on I-35 to Des Moines, and then east of Des Moines on I-80. Iowa City is basically 150 miles out of the way on a trip between Ames and Minnesota.

    My fingers are crossed that she's OK.
     
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    los2188 North Carolina Tar Heels..your NCCA Champs!!

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    http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/search-continues-for-missing-isu-student-20140922

    AMES —
     
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    http://amestrib.com/news/ames-police-still-looking-missing-isu-student

    Much more at link.
     
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    http://www.dailyiowan.com/2014/09/23/Metro/39148.html

     
  9. KittyCarryall

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    The timing of the friend's departure from the country sure seems ominous, assuming that she was, in fact, in Iowa City on the 8th when she was in communication with her friends. I'm curious how she got from Ames to IA City, and I'm wondering how she communicated with them given that she had lost her cell phone. It could be as simple as using the friend who went back to China's phone. That group seems to rely on social media and messaging than on actual calls. If she had an iPad or laptop, she could be in contact via social media without actually speaking to someone, which would then raise the issue of whether it was actually her communicating.

    The linked article from the Ames Trib mentioned that she said she was going to Minnesota by bus, but that they could not find evidence of her buying a bus or plane ticket. If she made it to IA City, it sounds like she is still there as the only other way to leave that area without some kind of ticketing would be through cab (extremely unlikely) or by catching a ride with someone else, which isn't totally out of the question given that she'd done it before.

    I'm hoping that it isn't the most simple explanation - that her friend harmed/killed her and left the country. The odds don't seem great, however.
     
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    tarabull Life is a puzzle.

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    tarabull Life is a puzzle.

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    Police seek vehicle linked to missing
    September 26, 2014

    http://www.kwqc.com/story/26639041/police-seek-vehicle-linked-to-missing-iowa-student
     
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    tarabull Life is a puzzle.

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    Car may link missing student to Iowa City
    September 26, 2014

    http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/article_4e7fadc0-45b6-11e4-a89d-f70061834833.html?mode=jqm
     
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    I feel shocked that they located the car in Iowa City. Monday on my way to work I could have sworn I saw her standing on the corner of a street waiting to cross and I told myself I saw someone that resembled her and my mind did the rest. I believe it was on the corner of Woolf Ave and Woolf Ave Ct where the apartments and VA construction is, off Highway 6 in Iowa City. Now I'm not so sure.

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    tarabull Life is a puzzle.

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    Live tweet feed here:

    http://www.press-citizen.com/story/...-at-dolphin-lake-point-in-iowa-city/16305617/

     
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    tarabull Life is a puzzle.

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    RIP Shao!

    Snipped...
    Going to look at a map...
     
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    Address is 2401 US Highway 6

    I believe it's mainly student housing over there as is most of Iowa City and Coarlville.
     
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    tarabull Life is a puzzle.

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    http://www.dolphinlakepoint.com/

    Is this going to be where her friend lived - the one that left the country the next day for a family emergency...???
     
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    If I remember correctly he suddenly left for China and LE said they believe the car was recently moved. I haven't seen anything mentioning he returned.

    I am curious how they got the information about the car with Kentucky license plates. Maybe she borrowed it to get from Ames to Iowa City? It said she had access to the car LE was looking for. Media stated LE was unable to locate any bus tickets which wouldn't be unusual for Iowa City, its $1 to ride Iowa City and Coarlville buses or if you ride the Cambus for the University it's free. She could have easily gotten around town without a car.

    I have the feeling they may know who did it and that's how they found the car? I feel terrible for this poor girls family being in a whole different country. [emoji17]
     

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