May 12, 2010

Boulder’s Aubrey Sacco missing in Nepal. Update.

Update via Greeley Tribune: Friends, Family gather to celebrate Aubrey, and maintain hope.

Update via AP: “The father of a Colorado woman who went missing while hiking in Nepal has discovered her laptop and journal in the last hotel where she stayed.”

Update via Greeley Tribune: “If my daughter doesn’t show up on that plane,” Paul Sacco said, “I’m leaving Sunday to go get her.”

Every Hour Counts: Boulderite and Colorado native Aubrey Sacco, 23, is missing in Nepal after failing to contact her family after a solo, week-long trek in the region of Langtang.

via our friend Jen Newell

A Facebook group has been created for Aubrey.

Aubrey is a yoga instructor, artist, and 2009 graduate of the University of Colorado. She has been traveling through Nepal, India and Sri Lanka to help further her yoga skills while volunteering at schools and teaching English, including at Pranava Yogadhama Trust in Mysore, India.

Aubrey began her trek on April 20 after arriving in Shyabrubesi by bus from Kathmandu. She planned on following the Lonely Planet guide and was scheduled to return on or around April 30, but her family has not heard from her since her check-in at Dhunche on April 20. Although strikes in Nepal may hinder abilities for her to reach people outside of the country, the nine days since her anticipated return in which she has gone without speaking to her family is raising considerable concern.

Connie Sacco, Aubrey’s mother, says she has received conflicting information from news sources in Nepal and the embassy.

“The Nepal News believes that the stranded tourists have returned,” Connie says. “But the Office of Citizen Services, a government agency, says that there are still many stranded tourists and truckers in the country.”

Connie and her husband, Paul, have been on the phone and answering e-mails almost constantly in efforts to find their daughter.

Agencies in Nepal as well as the US Embassy have been contacted and are working to find Aubrey. Connie says that the response to Aubrey’s disappearance has been overwhelming.

“Everyone has been really helpful and we’ve gotten a lot of response,” Connie tells us. “We need to keep networking and letting people know that Aubrey is missing. If anyone feels like they’ve seen her, they need to let us know where that might have been.”

The family asks that anyone with information or contacts who may be able to help contact them at [email protected].

They also ask that people help spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media.

Please spread the word and help find a well-loved, talented member of the Boulder community!

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