Colorado parents vow to find daughter missing in Nepal

Posted By: Selma Al-Faqih on May 27, 2010 1:38 pm

The 2009 graduate of the University of Colorado has been missing for a month in Nepal. Her father is there now, sure she is alive, and won’t leave without her.

Helicopters have recently joined the ground crew searching for the missing woman, twenty-three-year-old Aubrey Sacco. Her father also just found her laptop and journal, left in her hotel room. The last contact she had with her family was an email on April 20th saying she was going on a 10-day hike along in the Himalayas. She is no stranger to travel, and her folks describe her as a ‘free spirit, a strong person and a yogi who knows herself.”
Her motto, expressed on her Web page, is “Make love to life.”

The Greeley, Co., mother, Connie Sacco said she checked in with park officials when she began the hike, but she never checked out of the park. “I know she knows we’re trying to find her.”
Teams are searching for clues up to 300 feet on either side of the 80 trails, with dogs and now helicopters. There may be a government strike starting Monday, which would shut down all search efforts from local search teams and the army. No one has seen anyone of her description leave the area.

“She is incredibly courageous and a free spirit,” Paul Sacco told ColoradoDaily.

Both parents feel she is alive.

“I feel that she’s just lost, she’s just gotten off the trail and she’s just missing,” Connie Sacco said.

“She may not be lost, but there’s no communication,” Paul Sacco told The Associated Press. “It’s so frustrating. Aubrey is a student of Eastern philosophy, and she firmly believes that positive thoughts from everyone will fix any problem, and I really believe that.”

We will all send a good thought that Aubrey is found soon.