The household of a Chicago lady who vanished whereas travelling in Japan say they’re experiencing “one of many worst fears doable”.
Kandace Schipper, 29, arrived in Tokyo on 8 Could and “abruptly” stopped speaking with household and pals 10 days in the past.
She had been travelling with a male companion, Luis Torres, 27, whom they’ve additionally been unable to achieve.
Her sister Nicole Willea stated household have notified the US consulate and filed a lacking individual report in Chicago.
“She was speaking daily from Tokyo to household and pals however has not been reachable in 9 days,” Ms Willea wrote on Fb.
“Our household is experiencing one of many worst fears doable,” she stated.
Brother-in-law Adam Willea informed Chicago’s WGN9 that the Tokyo Metropolitan Police was refusing to research the disappearance as a lacking individual case as a result of she hadn’t but missed her flight dwelling.
He informed WGN9 the household felt “helpless feeling” not understanding what had occurred to her.
“Is she being held someplace towards her will? Is she harm? There’s nothing we will even do as a result of it’s in Toyko, Japan. We want toes on the bottom over there.”
Ms Schipper’s household consider her final recognized location was Shibuya, after receiving a bank card transaction alert.
Ms Schipper, a stylist and make-up artist, grew up in Chicago and not too long ago moved to California, in keeping with a Linkedin profile.
Anybody with info is requested to contact her household on +1 616 439 0160 or e mail [email protected].