University of Chicago student lacking, $10k offer for information

The household of a lacking University of Chicago student is providing a $10,000 reward to anybody who could have information that might result in his whereabouts.

Diwen Fan, 20, was final seen May 5, and his household has not been in a position to contact him since, stated attorneys John Z. Huang and Yilun Hu, of the Huang & Hu PC regulation agency. Fan’s dad and mom, who’re in China, employed the attorneys to assist look for Fan.

“As long as he will come home safely, it doesn’t matter what we have been through or what we have endured,” his mom, Qing Cheng, advised the Tribune, utilizing Hu as a translator.

Fan accomplished his freshman year on the University of Chicago remotely from China, Hu stated. He was ending his sophomore year at U. of C. this year after transferring to Chicago in September for college.

Video footage exhibits Fan round 5:15 p.m. on May 5 leaving campus on his bike, carrying a masks and carrying a full backpack, Huang stated.

After not having the ability to attain him for a couple of days, his dad and mom known as the dorm he lived in, Hu stated. A dorm supervisor knocked on his door and realized he wasn’t there, Hu stated.

Fan lived alone and is introverted and didn’t have many associates in Chicago, Hu stated.

The household is fearful he’s experiencing psychological well being sickness, the attorneys stated.

Fan’s mom described her son as irreplaceable. She’s checked his location app and financial institution information day-after-day since he has been lacking, she stated. She hasn’t heard from him.

The household launched the next assertion together with a flier the attorneys are serving to flow into across the college:

“Diwen, not everything in the world goes smoothly as we wish, so there is no need to be frustrated by things that are simply not in our control. Your parents know that you had tried your best in school and they really appreciate all the hard work you putted in for yourself and for your family. However, life is more than just being enrolled in a fine institution or accomplishing good grade; perseverance, resilience, and determination are the qualities we cherish. There is not a single task in your life that cannot be resolved, but the key is to always have an optimistic mentality.

“Everyone you know believes in you and supports you, especially your family and friends. We are all looking forward to your safe return, so please contact us.”

She stated the household has obtained many telephone calls and emails since going public this week with the search for their son, however has not but been in a position to confirm any leads.

The University of Chicago is working with regulation enforcement and Fan’s household, and the college’s police division is investigating Fan’s disappearance, college spokesperson Gerald McSwiggan stated in an announcement.

“Our thoughts are with Diwen and his family and we hope for his safe return,” McSwiggan wrote.

Huang and Hu additionally employed a non-public investigator to look for Fan. They imagine he could also be someplace between Kansas and Dallas after they discovered he could have bought a Greyhound ticket with a last vacation spot to San Antonio, they stated.

It seems Fan didn’t use the fourth ticket for the final leg of the journey, which might have taken him from Dallas to San Antonio, they stated.

Huang stated their workforce has been working with a psychiatrist, Dr. Ming Xu, who has famous Fan could have been experiencing despair and tradition shock.

Fan was doing properly academically earlier than transferring to the U.S., Huang stated, including that the language barrier could have additionally affected him.

“He has been in the U.S. lonely, and also has cultural shock. He’s young,” Huang stated. “And before he came to the United States he was growing mentally well.”

His mom stated he likes to learn, research biology and is fascinated by crops and neuroscience, she stated.

“I’m desperate to find you,” Cheng stated. “No matter what you experience in life, whether success or not, you are always my son. I always love you.”

Fan is about 5′8″, 154 lbs., has black hair and was final seen carrying a black backpack with the phrase “EDISON” on the again.

People with any information about Fan’s whereabouts ought to contact Huang & HU PC at 312-782-2090, or by electronic mail [email protected]

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