Missing U of C student safely reunited with family 3 months after offering $10K reward to find him

Missing University of Chicago student Diwen Fan has been safely reunited with his family 3 months after last seen leaving his university dorm.

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dubyadubya
dubyadubya
506 · 6 days ago · Reddit

From what I know, it was pretty widely known among students that he was just hiding out because he was embarrassed after some academic issues. Such a weird case.

ClosetLink
ClosetLink
489 · 6 days ago · Reddit

The family's lawyer said there was an indication Fan had an "unsatisfactory academic record," and his parents released a statement telling the college sophomore not to be frustrated by things out of his control.

So he was hiding from his family, who it's probably safe to assume are massive dongs.

I'm glad he's okay, but situations like this are way too common. I also hope he's happy with "being found" too, and is not back to feeling trapped.

Jamitty1234
Jamitty1234
313 · 6 days ago · Reddit

Sounds like he wanted to get away from that family

DT_RAW
DT_RAW
94 · 6 days ago · Reddit

Wow. Not often these things result in a reunion. Happy it did. Now get this kid some help as he almost assuredly went down a spiraling 3 month bender to escape pressures

Overall_Falcon_8526
Overall_Falcon_8526
66 · 6 days ago · Reddit

University of Chicago: Where the Only Thing That Goes Down On You is Your GPA

Prodigy195
Prodigy195
40 · 6 days ago · Reddit

Glad he's ok. I remember when this was first posted and the pessimist in me figured the worst.

It is odd that the threw in the line about unsatisfactory academic record. Makes you think maybe he was juts overworked and needed to get away from the pressure.

UChicago has the rep of "where fun goes to die" for a reason. Wife got her masters there and she legitimately was miserable the entire time.

squadracorse15
squadracorse15
31 · 6 days ago · Reddit

Glad he's okay, but my gut tells me he probably isn't happy to be reunited with his family. Shame culture is a bitch, and academic struggles can make for some great ammunition for certain parents.

scoyne15
scoyne15
10 · 6 days ago · Reddit

It's a relief to see one of these missing person stories not end with "Their body was found in the river/​in the lake/​in an abandoned building/​in the trunk of a car."

alitzelarroyo
alitzelarroyo
8 · 6 days ago · Reddit

This reminded me of the Natally Brookson/​Daniel Sotelo case. Was the cause of death ever determined?

My_cat_is_fat_ama
My_cat_is_fat_ama
5 · 6 days ago · Reddit

Wait so like was he kidnapped or just hiding somewhere? Glad he’s okay though

OGZ43
OGZ43
5 · 6 days ago · Reddit

I am very happy for the family & the City as well. What a relief.