BYU student missing since 2004 may be in North Korea

Brigham Young University Student Missing Since 2004 May Be In North Korea

Brigham Young University student and returned missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who went missing in China in 2004 may be alive in North Korea.

According to a Yahoo Japan article, David Sneddon may have been kidnapped by the North Korean government years ago when he disappeared while hiking in western China.

The Chinese government suggested 24-year-old Sneddon died while hiking in Tiger Leaping Gorge in the Yunnan Province.

Sneddon's parents, Kathleen and Roy, say they have always been skeptical of that theory because their son's body was never recovered.

Photos of David Sneddon and search efforts:

David Sneedon, US student who may have been kidnapped by North Korea
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David Sneedon, US student who may have been kidnapped by North Korea

The article reports Sneddon is believed to have a wife and two children now and may be working as an English teacher, tutoring Kim Jong-un.

Sneddon's parents have new hope after they say their son may have been spotted in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Politicians including Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Chris Stewart have a joint resolution that is part of an effort to find Sneddon.

Click here for more on the efforts to find David Sneddon.

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