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Kenneth DeLand, the American student who disappeared in Grenoble at the end of November, is in Spain

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The Grenoble Public Prosecutor’s Office announced Friday, December 16, that a 21-year-old American student who was studying French and disappeared in Grenoble at the end of November is currently in Spain, where he managed to speak to his parents.

“We have just learned that young Kenneth DeLand was able to speak to his parents today. He will be in Spain.”Grenoble prosecutor Eric Vaillant announced to the press in a short message. Explain that” there is no problem “ His condition has been reported.

sequel after announcement

“Kenny has been found!” »His parents rejoiced over the website they had created with his disappearing title FindKenDeLand.com. We heard from him (Friday) that he is healthy and well.They added that his mother was in France preparing for his return to the United States.

“No More Friends”, “No Depression”

On Monday, the Public Prosecution Office announced that it had opened an investigation into the case ‘disturbing disappearance’ After his departure he reported to students at the University of Grenoble on 29 November.

According to the prosecution, the student appears to have done so He left Grenoble voluntarily. He had indicated before his disappearance He wanted to go to Marseille before returning to the United States..

In his latest post on his TikTok account, Ken DeLand pictured himself in a selfie listing his Christmas wishes: “more friends”And the “no depression” (“No More Friends”, “No Depression”, in French).

sequel after announcement

According to his father, the student’s phone has not been working since November 30. The young man was last seen at a Decathlon store in Montélimar on December 3.

Difficulties making friends

His parents had launched a subpoena on their website and multiplied letters of concern in the American press. “We fear the worst and want it to be localized.”On this site, his relatives wrote about the blond student, who is 1.82 meters tall and weighs 86 kilograms.

According to the prosecution, the young American would have told several people that he had arrived in France not sufficiently prepared and having difficulty making friends. He had planned to leave France on 15 December.

He said he didn’t want to go to the US but wanted to stay in France.For his part, a student in the French language program he was attending at the University of Grenoble explained to AFP.

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