News Articles

KETV News, Feb 13, 2016 – Renewed Effort Launched to Find Student Missing in China

LDS Daily, Feb 12, 2016 – Everything You Need to Know About David Sneddon, His Disappearance, and the New Call to Find Him

Daily Mail, Feb 11, 2016 – Was BYU student kidnapped by North Korea? Senators call on the State Department to investigate disappearance of Mormon man, 24, who vanished in 2004 while hiking in China

ABC 4 News, Feb 11, 2016 – US Lawmakers Concerned about David Sneddon’s Likely Captivity in North Korea

Deseret News, Feb 11, 2016 – Lee, Stewart Urge Action on Behalf of BYU Student That Went Missing in China in 2004

KSL TV News, Feb 11, 2016 – Lee, Stewart Urge Action on Behalf of BYU Student That Went Missing in China in 2004

Congressional Resolution to Help David, February 2016: Sen Mike Lee Resolution for David Sneddon

State Dept Response to Questions from US Congress 03-201515 Unanswered Questions on David’s Case

Online Investigative Site Gores the Gorge Theory (Special Hour-Long Podcast), December 2015: Thinking Sideways Podcast

China, State Dep’t stonewall family of missing American David Sneddon, FreeKorea.us, May 21, 2014

In-Depth Investigative Article on David’s Disappearance by Outside Magazine, published May 18, 2014: Did North Korea Kidnap an American Hiker?

Wall Street Journal Commentary by Asian Underground Railroad Expert Melanie Kirkpatrick, published April 25, 2013: North Korea’s Kidnappers and the Fate of David Sneddon – WSJ

Eyewitness testimonies obtained by David’s family members in China after David went missing: Finding David Sneddon: Executive Report

Here are some of the articles that have been written about David’s disappearance.  His disappearance relates to human rights abuses created by China’s forced repatriation of North Korean refugees intercepted in China:

Thursday, April 25 2013

WSJ.com – North Korea’s Kidnappers and the Fate of David Sneddon

Sunday, May 20 2012                                                                                                                WSJ.com –  Review Outlook_ North Korea’s Gulag – WSJ com

Friday, May 18 2012                                                                                                               WSJ.com – Melanie Kirkpatrick_ China vs North Korea’s Refugees – WSJ com

Sunday, May 15 2011
Fox News Video: Kidnapped in North Korea

Monday, November 30 2009
Mormon Times: Family hopeful for BYU student missing 5 years in China
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Monday, January 10
BYU Newsnet – Daily Universe: Parents refuse to give up hope
Salt Lake Tribune: Parents stay optimistic for missing son
Provo Daily Herald: Parents cling to hope missing son still alive in China

Sunday, January 9
Deseret News: Theories abound on missing Y. student
KSL News: Family Holds Out Hope for Son Missing in China
KSL-TV: Family Asks for Help in Finding Missing BYU Student

Friday, January 7
Deseret News: Is China detaining Y. student?

Monday, September 27
BYU Newsnet – Daily Universe: Family has hopes son is still alive

Wednesday, September 22
Lincoln Journal Star: Family Calls Off Search for Student in China
KSL-TV: Student Still Missing in China, Parents Return Home
KTVX: Family Calls Off Search For BYU Student Missing in China
The Herald Journal: Family still hopeful after unsuccessful search in China

Tuesday, September 21
KSL-TV: Family Calls Off Search for Missing Student
KTVX-TV: Family Calls Off Search For BYU Student Missing in China
KUTV: Family Calls Off Search for BYU Student Missing in China
Provo Daily Herald: Family not able to find missing son near Tibet
Omaha World Herald: Search ends for Nebraska native who was hiking in China
BYU Newsnet: Family calls off search for BYU student missing in China

Monday, September 20
KSL-TV: Family Continues Search for Son in China
KSL-TV: Family Searches For Missing Son in China

Saturday, September 18
Deseret News: Family tracks student to Tibet

Wednesday, September 15
BYU Newsnet – Daily Universe: Family of missing student following new leads in China

Tuesday, September 14
Lincoln Journal Star: Family has faith they’ll find son

Sunday, September 12
BYU Newsnet – Daily Universe: BYU student missing in China

Saturday, September 11
Salt Lake Tribune: Still no sign of BYU student missing in China for a month

Friday, September 10
KUTV: BYU Student Missing in China
KUTV: BYU Student Missing in China
KSL-TV: Parents go to China to Look for Missing Student Son
KSL-Radio: BYU Student Missing in China
Deseret News: BYU student vanishes in China
Provo Daily Herald: BYU student missing in China
KTVX: BYU Student Missing in China

Thursday, September 9
KSL-TV: Family Hopeful in Search of Son Missing in China
KSL-TV: Brigham Young Student Missing in China