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American Missing in Xieng Kok

Posted by somsai on 8/4/2006 at 18:04

An American citizen is missing in Laos. He was last seen on March, 13, 2006 in Xieng Kok, Luang Namtha Province. The US Embassy in Laos is looking for any information regarding his whereabouts, or incidents involving him that may have occured.

If you were in the Xieng Kok area from about March 10 onward, please visit the US Embassy website for more information. A link on the front page of the website will open up a MSWord document with further information, including his name, and a recent photo.

Additionally, if anyone has traveled from Houesay to Luang Prabang or Luang Prabang to Houesay by boat in the past 7 days or so, and has seen or heard of any bodies in the river or recovered from the river, especially bodies that appear to be or are said to be of a white, western person, please let us know.

If you have any information, please contact the US Embassy in Vientiane at CONSLAO@state.gov or at 856-21-26-7000 (856-020-550-2016 on nights and weekends).

If you send an e-mail, please include the details of what you know, where you currently are located, and how we can contact you.

Thank you in advance.

US Embassy
Vientiane, Laos
Embassy website

#1 somsai has been a member since 1/3/2006. Location: United States. Posts: 566

Posted by somsai on 25/4/2006 at 09:29

I ran across this message on another forum. It's from someone called Akha. A username for someone conducting a search probably on behalf of the parents. It goes like this....

Missing American in Laos, Cadaver Dogs Wanted

The American Ryan Braben Chicovsky went missing in north Laos at the village of Xieng Kok, Luang Namtha Province, near the Mekong river on 13 March 2005.

If you traveled with Ryan in Maung Sing area, please send an email to akhalife@gmail.com

Xieng Kok can be traveled to by river, or from Maung Sing road via Muang Long.

We are also looking for anyone who has cadaver searching dogs in Thailand, Laos or Cambodia.

Please contact.

Photo of Ryan can be found at US Embassy website for Laos.

#2 somsai has been a member since 1/3/2006. Location: United States. Posts: 566

Posted by sunying on 29/4/2006 at 18:09

About Ryan Chicovsky, missing from guesthouse Khem Khong, Xiengkok, Laos, March 13. We are looking for anyone who has information about his whereabout, anyone who was staying in the town at this time. There was a bimonthly trade fair taking place. Also we are hoping to find a Dutchman, perhaps with a limp traveling with a Japanese woman who planned to take a boat down the Mekong with Ryan on March 14 to Luang Prabang. Please contact. Thank you.

#3 sunying has been a member since 29/4/2006. Posts: 1

Posted by rtetu on 30/4/2006 at 10:25

The Chicovsky family has asked us to create a blog for people to share information about Ryan.

You can find it at ryanchicovsky.blogspot.com

We will be grateful for any information of any kind. No matter how small or insignificant it may seem to you, it may be of help to Dave, Judy, Tasha, and Keenan.

#4 rtetu has been a member since 30/4/2006. Posts: 1

Posted by mayasophie on 14/6/2006 at 18:24

i just finished posting something on the weblog of ryans family only to return to this site and realize that two dates are given for his disappearance. one says march 13 '05, the other says march13th'06. does anybody know which date is correct?

#5 mayasophie has been a member since 14/6/2006. Posts: 2

Posted by somsai on 18/6/2006 at 02:44


#6 somsai has been a member since 1/3/2006. Location: United States. Posts: 566

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