American student Ken DeLand was reunited with his mother on his way home, the official said


Missing person Ken DeLand Jr. has been found and is reunited with his mother in Lyon, France as he prepares to be repatriated.

DeLand, the New York state college student he had been missing in France since last month, he was found alive in Spain nearly three weeks later after seeing himself in media reports, family members and officials confirmed on Friday.

KEN DELAND: AMERICAN STUDENT MISSING IN FRANCE FOUND ALIVE IN SPAIN, OFFICIAL SAYS

Ken DeLand smiles in an undated photo on his Instagram story.

Ken DeLand smiles in an undated photo on his Instagram story.
(Instagram/Ken DeLand)

The St. John Fisher University student was studying abroad at Grenoble Alpes University in Grenoble when he was last heard from on Nov. 28, his family said.

Has been reported missing the next day he did not attend class and his host family and friends did not hear from him.

Now, according to European officials, DeLand is expected to return to the United States soon.

DISAPPEARANCE OF KEN DELAND: TIMELINE OF THE DISAPPEARANCE OF AN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENT WHILE STUDYING ABROAD IN FRANCE

Ken Deland seen smiling in photos while studying abroad in Europe.

Ken Deland seen smiling in photos while studying abroad in Europe.
(findkendeland.com)

Grenoble prosecutor Eric Vaillant told the media that DeLand would soon return to the United States.

Fox News Digital reached out to DeLand’s father, Ken DeLand Sr., for an update on his son’s repatriation. Ken DeLand Sr. has not yet been able to confirm whether his son boarded a plane returning from France.

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Notice posted on December 16, 2022 on the FindKenDeLand.com website.

Notice posted on December 16, 2022 on the FindKenDeLand.com website.
(FindKenDeLand.com)

A spokesman for the US embassy in Paris did not provide further details on the matter, citing “privacy considerations”.

A spokesperson for St. John Fisher University, located in Rochester, New York, wrote in a statement to Fox News Digital, “We are relieved by this news and will continue to support Kenneth and his family in any way we can.”

Stephanie Pagones of Fox News contributed to this report.

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