Alexander Hashida- Utah- 2016 Mar 18, 2017 3:51:34 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Mar 18, 2017 3:51:34 GMT -5
(Above photo credits: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's missingkids.org website)
Missing Child Profile as of March 18th, 2017: (Based on missingkids.org poster)
Missing Since: Dec 22, 2016
Missing From: Eagle Mountain, UT
DOB: Jan 31, 2001
Age (at time of disappearance): 15
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Weight: 180 lbs
Additional Information: Both photos shown are of Alexander. He is multi-racial. Alexander is Asian, White, and Hispanic.
TIPS: Anyone having information should call 1-800-THE-LOST or the Eagle Mountain Police Department (Utah) at 1-801-789-6701
"A former Forest Park High School student has been missing in the Utah mountains since Dec. 22.
Alexander “Alex” Hashida, 15, moved to Eagle Mountain, Utah, in August to live with his uncle, said his sister Victoria Hashida. She and her mother Vincenta Guevara, who live in Prince William County, flew out to Utah the day after he went missing.
The family has been searching ever since.
“My mom is highly stressed and heartbroken,” said Hashida, 20, on Tuesday.
About 7 a.m. Dec. 22, Alex left his uncle’s house for school but never made it to class. His family then found a note from Alex.
“Basically he said he was going to walk where the land takes him,” Hashida said.
Alex always told his sister that he wanted to be a walker. “He wanted to walk and walk and walk and search the world,” she said.
His family is very worried, especially since Eagle Mountain got more than six inches of snow on Christmas Eve.
“He left with no money, food or water,” Hashida said.
Alex’s uncles searched the mountains and caves on Monday and found footprints going down the mountain towards Saratoga Springs, Utah.
“We are still working on that case,” said public information officer Sgt. Spencer Cannon of the Utah County Sheriff's Office where Eagle Mountain is located.
“We had some brief locations for his cell phone last week when we first began looking for him after he left but haven’t been able to find any evidence of exactly where he was at the times that his cell phone was being tracked,” Cannon said. “We are still working on that. Hopefully we will track him down with a positive outcome.”
Hashida said her brother’s phone has since been turned off.
The family thinks Alex may have taken a bus to Salt Lake City, about 50 miles away. Hashida and her mother searched homeless shelters in the city on Monday. “About four or five people said they saw him in the area,” Hashida said. “He could still be in Salt Lake or he could have taken a train,” she said.
She describes her brother as a “super intelligent kid who loves to figure things out on his own.” He was not into drugs or drinking, she said.
However, lately Alex seemed to be going through a difficult time.
His grandmother in Dumfries passed away Nov. 1 and Alex was upset he didn’t get a chance to say goodbye.
While he got As and Bs when he started school in Utah, he was told by the school counselor on Dec. 21 that he was failing all of his classes, his sister said. He went missing the next day.
Another blow to Alex was when he learned he couldn’t use the ticket his sister had bought over the summer for him so that he could fly home for Christmas. The airline said he was too young to fly on his own. He was supposed to leave Dec. 21.
“He felt lonely, I think. Family was always here but I think he wanted something more,” she said.
Hashida and her mother are scheduled to fly back to Virginia on Dec. 30. “But, if we don’t find him, I am going to stay longer,” Hashida said.
Anyone who has information about Alex is asked to contact the Utah County Sheriff’s Office through dispatch at 801-794-3970.
NCMEC link: www.missingkids.org/poster/NCMC/1284820/1/screen
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