Family, Teachers, Classmates search for missing Waterloo teen - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Family, Teachers, Classmates search for missing Waterloo teen

Posted: Updated:
  • KWWL.com LinksMore>>

  • Waterloo News

    Waterloo News

    Local news and information for the Cedar Valley and Black Hawk County, including Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Evansdale, La Porte City, Jesup, Dunkerton, Hudson, Gilbertville, Janesville, Raymond and Elk Run Heights.More >>
    Local news and information for the Cedar Valley and Black Hawk County, including Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Evansdale, La Porte City, Jesup, Dunkerton, Hudson, Gilbertville, Janesville, Raymond, Elk Run Heights and the surrounding Black Hawk County area.More >>
WATERLOO (KWWL) -

It's been several days since Moe Sed left his home and never returned. He was last seen a week ago Thursday. 

The Waterloo West High School student is a refugee from Burma. His family is worried because Moe has special needs and is in need of his medicine. 

"I believe he's still alive," said Phe Tu Lun, Moe Sed's father.

His father and mother have been searching every day, but on Friday dozens of other joined them.

Moe's teachers organized a group search on their day off of school. Dozens joined the search, including some of his classmates. Everyone split up into groups to hand out missing persons posters.

"I think it's really important that we find him. I think it's very hard for the Burmese community to have people come out and find him. I just really feel bad for the family having this happen to him," said Kyle Leininger, classmate of Moe.

Moe Sed's family says they are grateful for the support.

"I put the faith in God's hands and if God touch his heart he'll come home and for now I heard nothing so I don't know," said Phe Tu Lun. 

Moe Sed's family says he's shy, quiet, and speaks accented English. If you have any information call the Waterloo Police Department.

There will be a prayer vigil for Moe Sed on Sunday at 5:00. It will take place at First Baptist Church in Waterloo.

Powered by Frankly