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Missing foreign exchange student may be camping on Wasatch front

Dec 30, 2023, 5:13 PM | Updated: May 29, 2024, 12:11 pm

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Riverdale, Utah — The Riverdale Police Department issued a press release regarding the disappearance of Kai Zhuang, a 17-year-old foreign exchange student from China.

He was last seen in the Riverdale area, and authorities are concerned for his safety.

The Press release states that Kai may be camping along the Wasatch Front in a tent similar to the one pictured below.

The release also stated that Kai interacted with law enforcement in Provo recently. The interaction revealed Kai’s possession of camping gear. He also had several other purchases of additional supplies.

The camping gear he purchased is currently unaccounted for, leading the authorities to believe that Kai might be using it.

This causes concern for his well-being in cold conditions.

If you have any information or have seen Kai Zhuang, please contact the Riverdale Police Department at 801-394-6616 or Weber Dispatch at 801-395-8221.

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