More than 365 days have ticked by since the son of Randa and Chris Reiger mysteriously vanished during a family trip to Ecuador, and the Oklahoma City family still has no answers.
Several people reported possible sightings of August Reiger in Ecuador in recent weeks, creating a buzz on social media that he could be alive. But the reports have not been substantiated by investigators, said Charles Smith, consul general at the U.S. Embassy in Quito, the capital of Ecuador.
“Although Ecuadorean authorities remain vigilant for any lead that might point to information about August, to our knowledge there have been no other recent developments in the case,” Smith said.
On June 16, family and friends marked one year since the young man went missing during a hike in Banos, a resort town considered safe for tourists. Reiger graduated as a valedictorian from Classen School of Advanced Studies in 2013.
His aunt has described him as an extremely bright young man who likes anthropology and travel.