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Lawrence Police Seek Help Finding Missing Man


Police in Lawrence say a former University of Kansas student is missing. Police say they were contacted over the weekend about the disappearance of Yelekal Alemu, who is known as “Kal.” The 23-year-old has not been seen since Saturday morning and has failed to show up for important family gatherings. Alemu’s vehicle was located Saturday evening in rural Douglas County, southeast of Lawrence. Police have released these two photographs of the missing man, who now has short hair and a full beard.

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Yelekal (“Kal”) Alemu is 23 years of age and is a former KU student. He's 5’10” tall and weighs 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing the striped shirt in the photograph.

Anyone with information on Alemu’s whereabouts is asked to call the Lawrence Police Department at 785-832-7509 or the Douglas County CrimeStoppers Tips Hotline at 843-TIPS (8477). Calls to the Tips Hotline can be made anonymously and rewards for information in this case may be available.

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