September 30, 2023

CHICAGO (WGN) – It was all smiles for Kandace Schipper when she landed on the airport in Tokyo again on Might 8 for a month-long journey overseas.

“Each single day she had been speaking with household and pals,” Adam Willea, Schipper’s brother-in-law informed Nexstar’s WGN. “I imply textual content, telephone calls, photos, updates, Instagram posts. After which all of it abruptly ended on June 4.”

Lacking individuals poster for Kandace Schipper, a 29-year-old Chicago girl who went lacking in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan on June 4, 2023.

Her household hasn’t heard from the 29-year-old, or a person she was touring with — 27-year-old Luis Torres — since.

Schipper, initially from Chicago, was final heard from in Shibuya, Japan after a bank card transaction alerted the household.

Willea stated their household has filed a lacking particular person’s report with the Chicago Police Division, and contacted the U.S. Embassy and authorities overseas to assist them find Schipper, however he stated they’ve hit a roadblock with Tokyo Metropolitan Police.

“I assume it’s [an] difficulty as a result of technically her flight dwelling isn’t scheduled but,” Willea stated. “So, till she misses her flight dwelling, they received’t even begin a report.”

He added that Schipper’s telephone seems to have been turned off.

“We’re right here stateside. There’s actually nothing we are able to do,” Willea added. “So, this helpless feeling of not figuring out if she is in a hospital, is she being held someplace towards her will? Is she damage? There’s nothing we are able to even do as a result of it’s in Toyko, Japan. We’d like toes on the bottom over there.”

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Schipper’s household is planning to journey to Toyko to seek for her, in line with Willea.