Missing in China 12 years ago, American student David Sneddon, who was long believed dead, have been taken by North Korean security services. Such a guess in an interview with the media shared by the head of the human rights organization Abductees’ Family Union, Choi Seon-young, who said that a former student of the University named after Brigham young was kidnapped in order to make the personal tutor, the head of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN in English.
photo: Kim Jong-UN
David disappeared in 2004 during a walk in the Chinese province of Yunnan (southwest China). The Chinese then neither law enforcement nor American diplomats were unable to find a student. The main version of the disappearance was accidental death in the tiger leaping Gorge (dangerous canyon in the Sino-Tibetan mountains). However, David’s parents did not consider this version most likely: the body of their child was never found by the police. Moreover, relatives of David’s claim that he was kidnapped by North Korean authorities.
Their guesses are a family of American student argues that David, who was working in Seoul as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints, was fluent in Korean and even Mandarin Chinese. Concerns of families of the disappeared American human rights activists confirmed. According to them, David was moved beyond China to teach Kim Chen Ynu English. With this information, he now lives in Pyongyang, he has a wife and children.
His mother, Kathleen, said in an interview with the Deseret News that the reports that her son is in North Korea, it is not surprising. “We just knew deep down that he was alive, so we had to keep fighting,” she said.
“Try to imagine our Kathleen the frustration and anxiety when we are looking for additional information about our son, says father of missing American Roy. – Our goal is to ensure that the US government is doing everything possible to explore its possible theft and ensure its safe return to the United States.”
As for the U.S. Department of state, he, according to some, intends to resume the search for David. “Our Embassy in Beijing was in regular, constant contact with local authorities since, as David Sneddon missing. We continue to closely monitor this issue, and we will again discuss it with the Chinese authorities,” – said at a briefing the official representative of US state Department John Kirby