Dr. Jay Sloop, UCC Health Ministries Director, has been missing since Tuesday morning, May 14, 2013.
SPOKANE, Wash., May 17, 2013 - Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Sloop family as searchers continue to look for Dr. Jay Sloop
The search continues to center on Zamkova Gora, a park in downtown Kiev where city surveillance cameras recorded Sloop
entering the park Tuesday morning.
was not seen leaving by that entrance.
Images from a private camera near the only other park entrance were finally obtained Thursday.
After reviewing many hours of data, it was concluded Sloop
did not exit that way either.
"While this information has helped to narrow the search, it does not make things easy," says Dr. Fred Hardinge, a colleague who was with Sloop
in Kiev last week.
We are doing everything we can to provide all possible help and assistance in the search for Dr. Sloop
In the wake of Sloop's disappearance, the U.S. Embassy
in Kiev has asked that Adventists from around the world try to limit all unnecessary calls to the embassy.
According to an embassy staffer, they've never had so many calls, and are amazed that a church could generate so many.
disappeared Tuesday while walking in Kiev, Ukraine where he
had been serving on a mission trip with a team of health professionals for the past three weeks helping the local Adventist church set up a lifestyle center in Kiev.
went for an early-morning walk by himself and did not arrive at the appointed time for breakfast.
Story Updated 1 p.m., May 17, 2013 Please visit www.sloop.net/wordpress for the most recent updates.
PREVIOUS UPDATE 4 p.m., May 15, 2013 The search efforts to find Dr. Jay Sloop
who disappeared Tuesday are ramping up in Kiev as searchers uncovered possible clues Wednesday as to Sloop's
We still have no word on Jay's
They searched Dr. Sloop's
room for clues.