South Korean Volunteer Missing in Albuquerque


A 19-year-old South Korean volunteering in Albuquerque has been reported missing for over a week. The Albuquerque Police Department said Jeong Hyeonsoo was last seen on Sept. 7 at his sponsor’s home, according to KOB-TV.


Jeong first came to the U.S. as a volunteer with the International Youth Fellowship (IYF), a Christian-based non-profit organization that is known for their missionary work.

Joshua Park, the non-profit’s Albuquerque chapter organizer, said the team was in the middle of bible study when Jeong walked out of the house and never returned. He added that Jeong left all of his belongings behind including his passport and wasn’t allowed to have a cell phone.

“We tried searching for him [in] every place. We went to Joy Junction and the Rescue Mission, and many places, but we couldn’t find him,” Park said.

The volunteers have spent days posting flyers around the neighborhood about Jeong’s disappearance while the police searched local hospitals and homeless shelters. However, there’s been no sign of the missing teen.

Park told KOB-TV that he has already spoken to Jeong’s parents in South Korea.

“They didn’t say anything, just crying,” he said. “Because they are in Korea and they can’t meet him.”

Jeong was last seen wearing shorts, a gray T-shirt and slippers. He is described to be 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 110 pounds. If you have seen him, please call Albuquerque Police Department’s Missing Person’s Unit.