San Diego College Student Reported Missing

Student's family denied earlier reports she had been located

By Gitzel Puente, Monica Garske, R. Stickney and Lauren Steussy
|  Monday, Jun 18, 2012  |  Updated 7:57 PM PDT
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College Student Feared Missing by Family

Jessica Lo, 19, is feared missing by her family. Her parents last heard from her on Tuesday. She was supposed to catch a flight to Hong Kong Wednesday, but never make it on board.

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College Student Feared Missing by Family

A 19-year-old college student named Jessica Lo was reported missing by her family Friday. According to Lo's family, they haven't heard from her since Tuesday, right before she was supposed to catch a flight to Hong Kong.
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Detectives in San Diego have located a missing college student reported missing on Wednesday.

The San Diego Police Department filed a missing person report for Hiu-Tung “Jessica” Lo, and said she never made her flight to Hong Kong that she was supposed to take on Wednesday.

On Monday night, SDPD said their detectives located Lo and her family was notified. The department released no futher details on her discovery.

Lo's family said the 19-year-old student was missing and never caught her flight. They posted fliers around Mesa College, describing the 5'4'', 120-pound student, and created a Facebook page to aid in the search.

U.S. Customs said Sunday morning that  Lo had been found was in Hong Kong since Wednesday, but Lo's family denied that she had been found. They have not responded to requests for comment on that information.

On Saturday, Lo’s family friend Linda Wu told NBC 7 San Diego that Lo's family last heard from Lo on Tuesday, the night before her flight. A friend was supposed to take Lo to the airport Wednesday morning.

When the family didn’t hear from Lo again, Wu said Lo’s aunt in San Diego filed a police report regarding the college student’s disappearance.

Wu said Lo, who goes by Jessica, visits her family in Hong Kong twice a year during her summer and Christmas breaks. She came to the U.S. three years ago to study theater and film at Mesa College and earned her associate’s degree in fine arts this past May.

On Saturday, Wu called Lo a “sweet and lovely girl” and said it was “unlikely” that Lo ran away on purpose or on her own.

Wu said the family was especially concerned because Lo’s cell phone was turned off and her voicemail was full.

Lo’s worried parents traveled from Hong Kong to San Diego to help find their daughter. They arrived in San Diego Saturday afternoon.

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