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Jesse Galganov: US College Grad Disappears in Peru, Search Continues

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Jesse Galganov, a U.S. college graduate who disappeared in Peru sometime in late September, remains missing as his mother and authorities continue to retrace his steps, NBC News reported.

Jesse Galganov, a Canadian native who was planning to start medical school at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia next fall, was taking a gap year to backpack through South America and Southeast Asia, the network said.

But the 22-year-old has not been seen since security cameras captured him arriving by bus to Huaraz, Peru, on Sept. 28. Galganov was planning to check into the Kame House Backpackers Hostel there and hike the nearby Santa Cruz trail, NBC noted.

Peruvian authorities told Galganov's mother, Alisa Clamen, that employees at the hostel gave conflicting reports as to when her son arrived and left the establishment, and a criminal investigation is underway, NBC said.

Authorities determined that there was no record of Galganov ever registering at a Santa Cruz trail entry point. No guides or hikers who frequent the trail remember encountering the Canadian, the network reported.

"People don't just disappear," Clamen told NBC News. "Someone will know something. If I can have everyone out there looking for Jesse, then we will find him."

Clamen told Fox News that she last spoke to Galganov, a graduate of Wesleyan University, on Sept. 28, before he boarded the bus to Huaraz. Galganov told her that he would likely experience connection problems in the Andes Mountains but would contact her as soon as he returned to Lima on Oct. 2.

"He did a lot of research before he went to Peru," said Clamen, who has traveled to Peru and distributed flyers asking for his whereabouts, Fox News reported. "He was very meticulous. He made sure the weight of his backpack was right, he made sure he had everything he'd need for cooking and sleeping. He checked with me regularly."

Peruvian authorities have not ruled out foul play in Galganov's disappearance, but admitted they have no clues after ground and air searches, Fox News said.

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Jesse Galganov, a U.S. college graduate who disappeared in Peru sometime in late September, remains missing as his mother and authorities continue to retrace his steps, NBC News reported.
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