U.S. House of Representatives Requests Investigation After a Student is Reportedly Kidnapped by North Korea
By Romrik Joshua Flores, Moroni Channel Newsroom
Bonifacio Global City Taguig, Philippines
The United States House of Representatives directs the State Department and Intelligence Community to investigate whether the North Korean Government abducted the BYU student who disappeared in China during a hike in 2004.
The resolution on behalf of David Sneddon was introduced by Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, according to the Deseret News.
The 24-year-old BYU Student, disappeared in August 2004 while hiking in Yunnan China. Chinese police and the US Embassy could not found the victim and claims that David Snedoon fell to his death in Tiger Leaping George, but despite the theory his parents did not believe and created a website devoted to the search for him.
A news report from Yahoo News Japan suggested that the student was abducted by North Korean dictator Kim Joung Un and forced to teach the dictator the English Language. It is also believed that the student now have a wife and two children and lives in Pyongyang.
The area is also one of a series of stops on the underground railroad that moves North Korean escapees to South-East Asia, according to a media report by Daily Mail UK.
Allison Leavitt, spokeswoman for Stewart's office, said in a statement that "There is no evidence of an accident … and there are witnesses who claim they saw Sneddon after he finished hiking."
He grew up in Nebraska and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in South Korea.
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