Consular staff locates missing Stanford student

Jacob Boehm, traveling in Malaysia, had been reported missing by parents

U.S. consular staff members in Malaysia are said to have located a 22-year-old Stanford senior who had been reported missing this week.

Jacob Boehm, traveling in Malaysia, was reported missing by his parents, who had not heard from him since Aug. 14.

Boehm had been frequently updating his route on an online map, but the updates stopped Aug. 14 in Jerantut in the Pahang District, near the entrance to Taman Negara National Park.

Early today, a consular staff member in Kuala Lumpur reportedly reached Boehm by two-way radio inside the park, according to a Facebook page created by his family and friends for people to share information and updates..

Boehm has been traveling on his own through Japan, Thailand and Malaysia, with a stop in Burma, after performing in Japan with the Stanford Chamber Chorale in June, his mother, Nancy Luberoff, told the Stanford Daily.

His parents had filed missing persons reports with the U.S. and German embassies in Kuala Lumpur and also were working through their local police in Chapel Hill, N.C. and their congressman, David Price, the Daily reported. Boehm is a dual citizen.

— Palo Alto Weekly staff


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Posted by Train Neighbor
a resident of Ventura
on Aug 19, 2011 at 9:03 pm

The facebook page update says he registered at Taman Negara National Park and they expect he will return by the 23rd.

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Posted by local parent
a resident of Green Acres
on Aug 20, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Better safe than sorry. I'm glad they found him. We don't even know the family and have been praying and hoping he would be found safe.

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Posted by GladTheyFoundHim
a resident of Meadow Park
on Aug 21, 2011 at 8:57 am

Glad they found him safe and sound ..

Kids / Adults .. when you venture our on an adventure, please make sure someone knows where you are headed to. If this kid had let his parents know (or posted it on social media) that he was headed into the forest for X number of days .. his parents would have had something to go on. I agree 6 days without contact is a bit too much for any parent to take, but atleast they would know where to look for ..

When I was growing up, before cell phones were invented and when phones were not "common" either, we had a rule: You told someone at home where you were going and when you'd be expected to return. Go back to that ..

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