By: Tyson Lu, Yeh Tzu-kang and S.C. Chang
Taipei, April 25 (CNA) A National Yunlin University of Science and Technology student who had been reported missing since Feb. 23 was found Sunday night sleeping on a street in Taitung’s Guanshan Township.
Liu Wai Siong, a 35-year-old from Malaysia, had nothing on him except two cellphones and a flash memory but the memory cards in his cellphones were gone too, said Liu Cheng-kuang, Guanshan police chief who found the missing student the previous night.
Social workers had to ask two young men on alternative military service who were able to speak English to help get information from Liu Wai Siong, who was not able to speak but was able to tell his story by writing down that he did not remember anything except that he had “flown to Taitung from afar” and had been “hit hard” and “it hurts.”
His university said he left his dormitory in western Taiwan in the early hours of Feb. 23 on motorcycle and has not been heard of since — until now.
Guanshan police said when they took him in, he was dressed properly, an indication he has been fed well and has washed himself often over the past two months. His motorcycle was not with him any more. [FULL STORY]