December 04, 2022

Was an American student really kidnapped by North Korea?

New theory emerges about David Sneddon's summer 2004 disappearance

In the summer of 2004, an American student named David Sneddon went hiking in China’s Yunnan Province. He stopped to spend the night in the village of Shangri-La before continuing on. The next day, he left his guesthouse, had lunch at a Korean restaurant, and disappeared.

What happened? As Keiji Furuya, Japanese Minister of State for the Abduction Issue, recently told Melanie Kirkpatrick of the Wall Street Journal: "It is most probable that a U.S. national has been abducted to North Korea."