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    Josh Guimond went missing from St. John's University in Minnesota on 11/9/2002

    https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/1...on-few-answers
    Thursday marks 15 years since the disappearance of Joshua Guimond, a St. John's University student who went missing after leaving a party on campus.

    For his family, it's been a long, difficult search that's yielded no answers.

    "He'd help pretty much anybody out. He didn't have any enemies," Brian Guimond said of his son. "A good all-around kid."

    On Nov. 9, 2002, Josh Guimond left a small card party at the Metten Court dormitory around midnight. His friends assumed he'd walked back to his on-campus apartment. The walk across the St. John's campus should have only taken him a few minutes.

    But he never made it. When Guimond ? a junior majoring in political science ? didn't show up to a mock trial team practice the next day, a search for answers began that's now stretched for 15 years.

    For Brian Guimond, it's been a long, frustrating ordeal to find out what happened to his son.

    Guimond is angry at how the search has been handled. He's convinced that Josh was taken against his will. He thinks investigators were too focused on the theory that Josh fell into one of the bodies of water on the St. John's campus and drowned. He's conducted his own searches and hired private divers who searched the lakes and found nothing.

    "It's like I said from day 1. He was set up and grabbed," Brian Guimond said. "There's all kinds of human trafficking going on, sex slaves, all that crap. Nobody wants to talk about. That's real. It's happening."

    Officially, Josh Guimond's disappearance is an open case, a mystery that has yet to be solved.

    Zach Sorenson, investigator with the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, was assigned to the case in 2015. He said very few leads are still coming in.

    "The sheriff's office is currently open to anything at this point in the game," Sorenson said. "We still label this as a missing person. However, I'm not able to exclude any possibility as to what happened or didn't happen to Joshua because we don't have the answers as to where he is."

    Sorenson said the problem with this case is that there just aren't many clues about what happened to Guimond after he left the party.

    "There's no evidence to point that it is an abduction or it isn't an abduction," Sorenson said. "Joshua went missing or was last seen at a social gathering on the north end of campus, and pretty much the good concrete evidence stops at that point."

    Sorenson said the sheriff's office is exploring the option of bringing in an outside agency to review the case and offer advice on different angles to take. In the meantime, he hopes people will contact the sheriff's office with any tips or leads.

    "I am optimistic that someday we will have the answer as to what happened to Joshua," Sorenson said. "I just don't know what route it's going to take us to find that answer."

    Brian Guimond isn't so hopeful. He's started a GoFundMe page to raise money for a private investigator to search for his son.

    "The investigation needed to be done hour one, not 15 years later," he said.

    On Friday, family and friends of Josh Guimond's will gather in Maple Lake, where Josh grew up and his dad still lives, for a prayer service to remember him.
    GFM: https://www.gofundme.com/find-joshua-my-son
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/312/10/
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...nd_joshua.html

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    I'm always fascinated by people who just disappear with out a trace. It's crazy to me how someone can be gone for so long, and no one has any idea what happened.

    I do hope the family finds some answers some day.
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    This reminded me of Ronald Tammen. He disappeared in 1953, they still don't know what happened to him


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    They're taking a page out of the Jennifer Kesse case.

    https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021/...h-for-answers/

    Father Of Missing St. John’s Student Josh Guimond Files Lawsuit Against Stearns County In Search For Answers

    A push in court for answers in the nearly two-decade old disappearance of a Minnesota college student. WCCO shares the latest developments in a lawsuit targeting the early days of the investigation.

    Attorney Mike Padden is representing Josh Guimond’s father, still fighting to find out what happened to his son. Guimond hasn’t been seen since 2002 when he left a party at St. John’s University in Collegeville.

    “We’ve commenced a lawsuit against Stearns County to secure the investigative file from the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office,” Padden said.

    This latest move started with a formal request to the sheriff’s office two years ago to access the work of Stearns County. A request the county denied.

    “We feel that if we have that there’s a reasonable chance we can figure out what happened to Josh,” he added.

    Padden has taken that push to court, with the desire their own private investigator can see what’s documented from the early days of Guimond’s November 2002 disappearance.

    Padden points to Jacob Wetterling’s kidnapping 13 years earlier, led by the same people, as the main reason the information should be released.

    “You had a guy who was a known pedophile whose footprints and tire tracks were on Dan Rassier’s driveway. To this day I can’t understand what was going on there,” Padden said.

    “If the FBI didn’t come into the Wetterling case and secure that file from the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, the Jacob Wetterling case as I’m talking to you right now still would not be solved,” he added.

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    https://www.kare11.com/article/news/...1-4841675cfbca

    Podcast reveals new info on Josh Guimond missing person case

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