Eugene Bush Wekesa
Wekesa, approximately 2010
Date reported missing : 11/24/2010
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/01/1988 (33)
Age at the time of disappearance: 22 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8 - 6'1, 140 - 155 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black jacket, a gray t-shirt, black jeans, a black beanie-type cap and brown boots.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Wekesa's nickname is Musebe. He was born in Kenya.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Wekesa was last seen leaving his apartment in the 15200 block of northeast 16th Place in Bellevue, Washington at 9:00 p.m. on November 24, 2010, the night before Thanksgiving Day. He said he was going to walk to the nearby Crossroads Shopping Center. Surveillance cameras at the shopping center never filmed him there that night, however.
He left all his belongings behind at home, including his wallet, keys and cellular phone, and has never been heard from again.
Wekesa is originally from Kenya and moved to the United States about five years prior to his disappearance. He was a student at Bellevue Community College and worked nights and weekends at a local assisted living facility. His mother and brother, whom he lived with, said he studied hard, frequented the local library and bookstore, and didn't socialize very much.
Although there's no evidence of foul play in his disappearance, it's uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Bellevue Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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