American college student missing in France for over two weeks, and family says “we fear the worst”

The family of an American college student who has reportedly gone missing while studying abroad in France is asking the public for help.

Ken DeLand, 21, was spending the fall semester of his senior year at the Université Grenoble Alpes, a large university about 90 minutes from the city of Lyon. DeLand was staying with a host family, according to a website created by his family, and was last heard from on Nov. 27, when he communicated with his family via WhatsApp.

DeLand’s family said they have been in communication with authorities. He has been added to the French missing persons list and his passport will ping if he attempts to leave the country by train.

Read more on CBS News.


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