Fears grow for American student who disappeared studying in France

The desperate family of a New York student who is missing in France has pleaded for help finding him as the FBI joins the search effort.

Kenneth DeLand, 22, was supposed to fly home for the holidays this week but his family hasn’t heard from him for more than two weeks.

In a heartbreaking interview to beg for help finding their son, Ken’s parents describe the loss of contact as out of character and urge him: ‘Just pick up the phone.’

Ken had been staying with a host family while studying at the University of Grenoble Alpes. His family’s last contact was a WhatsApp message on November 27 telling them he was taking a train to Valence in southeastern France.

Ken, 22, was last seen at a sporting goods store in the south of France nine days ago

Surveillance footage shows the college student (pictured entering the store in a red jacket) in his last known appearance. If you liked this article and you would like to be given more info about evDeN EVE NakLiYaT i implore you to visit our own webpage. DeLand’s family has launched a website to track him down

His phone was believed to have ‘pinged’ last on November 30.

On December 3, evDEN eVe NAkLiYAT he was spotted on surveillance cameras at a sporting goods store in Alpine resort Montelimar. Bank records show he made a purchase of $8.40 at 9am.

That is the final known sighting of Ken. His family was informed their son was missing by a college liaison worker who contacted them after he failed to report to class and didn’t return to his host family.

Ken’s mom, Carol Laws, said the college filed a missing persons report because they hadn’t seen him for 24 hours.

‘I’m not there I’m here, thousands of miles away,’ Laws said.

His father, Kenneth DeLand Sr, said: ‘It’s not characteristic of Kenny to not reach out to us and let us know what’s going on.’ 

His mom said she messages her son every day: ‘I say Kenny, EvDEn EVE NAkliyAT Kenny just call me. Just pick up the phone, evdEn eve naKLiyAt you can talk to me about anything. That’s what I text him, call me, text me, anything.’

Ken’s father, pictured left, said: ‘It’s not characteristic of Kenny to not reach out to us and let us know what’s going on.’

Dad Ken Sr (second from right), his wife Carol (right) and Ken’s younger brother Zacary (left) pose for a family photo with Ken (second from left)

Ken Sr says the family are ‘extremely concerned’ for the wellbeing of their son 

He has been reported missing but French police have apparently been unable to share some information due to privacy laws, because Ken is an adult

Despite the family’s desperation, police in France have reportedly been unable to release all the available information because of privacy laws, as Ken is an adult.

His mom told Good Morning America: ‘If anybody has a way to help us and find him, help us. With the officials, please help us.’

She said she still messages her son every day: ‘I say Kenny, Kenny just call me. Just pick up the phone, evdeN Eve NaKLiyaT you can talk to me about anything. That’s what I text him, call me, eVdEN eve NAKliyat text me, anything.’

Ken’s father said his son was enjoying his time in France, adding: ‘He loves to travel so this trip has been something that he’s really looked forward to.’

Brad Farrett, a former FBI special agent, said: ‘I’ve helped in cases where loved ones have had a missing person overseas and, if they had means, I’ve told them to fly there and to basically work with the police eyeball to eyeball.

The senior at St John Fisher University in Rochester, New York has spent the past few months studying at the University of Grenoble Alpes

His family’s last contact was a WhatsApp message on November 27 telling them he was taking a train to Valence in southeastern France

‘At the very least, you have to keep your voice in front of these investigators if not every day, at least every week.’

The senior at St John Fisher University in Rochester, New York has spent the past few months studying at the University of Grenoble Alpes.

The family have now launched a website to raise awareness about his missing status.

They wrote: ‘We are extremely worried and want him to return home safe.

‘We fear the worst and want him to be located.’

He has been listed on the French missing persons list.

The student was last seen wearing a red jacket, scarf, a gray beanie, blue pants, a black backpack and sneakers.

He is about six feet tall and 190 pounds.

Study abroad organizers the American Institute for Foreign Study said that it ‘joins others concerned for his safety and we are working with local law enforcement who have begun a search.

‘We have been in contact with Kenneth’s family and university and we are hoping for his swift and safe return.’

Get 20% Discount on This Paper
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Try it now!

Get 20% Discount on This Paper

We'll send you the first draft for approval by at
Total price:

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Our Services

Paper Helper has assembled a team of highly skilled writers with diverse experience in the online writing circles. Our aim is to become a one stop shop for all your Academic/ online writing. Check out below our amazing service!


Essay Writing Services

At Paper Helper, we prioritize on all aspects that creates a good grade such as impeccable grammar, proper structure, zero-plagiarism, and conformance to guidelines. The principal purpose of essay writing is to present the author's evaluation concerning a singular subject about which they have made. Since Professionalism is the mother of every success, try our team of experienced writers in helping you complete your essays and other assignments.


Admission Papers

You have been trying to join that prestigious institution you long yearned for, but the hurdle of an admission essay has become a stumbling block. We have your back, with our proven team that has gained invaluable experience over time, your chance of joining that institution is now! Just let us work on that essay.How do you write an admission essay? How do you begin the essay? For answers, try Quality Custom Writers Now!


Editing and Proofreading

Regardless of whether you're pleased with your composing abilities, it's never an impractical notion to have a second eye go through your work. The best editing services leaves no mistake untouched. We recognize the stuff needed to polish up a writing; as a component of our editing and proofreading, we'll change and refine your write up to guarantee it's amazing, and blunder free. Our group of expert editors will examine your work, giving an impeccable touch of English while ensuring your punctuation and sentence structures are top-notch.


Technical papers

We pride ourselves in having a team of clinical writers. The stringent and rigorous vetting process ensures that only the best persons for job. We hire qualified PhD and MA writers only. We equally offer our team of writers bonuses and incentives to motivate their working spirit in terms of delivering original, unique, and informative content. They are our resources drawn from diverse fields. Therefore your technical paper is in the right hands. Every paper is assessed and only the writers with the technical know-how in that field get to work on it.


College Essay Writing

If all along you have been looking for a trustworthy college essay service provider that provides superb academic papers at reasonable prices, then be glad that you search has ended with us. We are your best choice! Get high-quality college essay writing from our magnificent team of knowledgeable and dedicated writers right now!


Quality Assignment/Homework Help

We give the students premium quality assignments, without alarming them with plagiarism and referencing issues. We ensure that the assignments stick to the rules given by the tutors. We are specific about the deadlines you give us. We assure you that you will get your papers well in advance, knowing that you will review and return it if there are any changes, which should be incorporated.

togel macau togel terbesar bocoran admin jarwo data macau