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Alisa Clamen is heading to Lima, Peru to look for her son, Jesse Galganov, whom she says hasn’t gotten in touch for three weeks. Galganov, 22, was on the first leg of an eight-month trip around South American and south-east Asia, planning to later return to start medical school in Philadelphia.
“He texted me on Sept. 28 to say that he would probably be unreachable for a few days, until Oct. 2,” she explained, adding he was planning to do the Santa Cruz Trek.
Clamen hasn’t heard a word from her son since, and says she doesn’t know if he was hiking alone or in a group.
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on October 18, 2017 at 10:00pm
Michael Eather went tubing with a friend in the early hours of Monday, January 23. Their tube capsized in fast-flowing rapids on the Rio Cahabon and the two were swept apart.
While his friend was found the following day wandering around confused in the jungle, no-one has seen the 23-year-old since.
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on August 17, 2017 at 2:07pm
Natalee Holloway disappeared in 2005 during a senior class trip to the island nation. Her body was never found, but her family believes that Dutchman Joran van der Sloot—who is serving time in a Peruvian prison for murdering a woman in 2010 in an unrelated case—is behind Holloway’s disappearance.
In the new “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” set to premiere on Aug. 19, the viewers will follow Dave Holloway as he attempts to figure out what happened to his daughter.
“Twelve years and we still have nothing—until now,” Dave told People magazine.
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on July 25, 2017 at 11:00am
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on July 24, 2017 at 9:15pm
Below are several more articles about the 8 missing Sikh pilgrims (my apologies - I earlier reported the number missing as 6):
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on July 23, 2017 at 8:10am
24-year-old medical student, Seth Alexander Thomas from the United States, was found deceased on June 25, 2017, in the Cusco Department of Peru. Seth had begun a hike Friday afternoon on June 23, 2017, to Cerro Picol, San Jerónimo, in Cusco at about two in the afternoon. He did not return at sunset as planned and a search began early Saturday morning. Apparently, Mr. Thomas fell from a ledge while hiking resulting in injuries which caused his death.
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on July 20, 2017 at 8:08pm
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