AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - Chih-Kai Lai, a 21-year-old Auburn University graduate student from Taiwan, was reported missing to Auburn Police on August 19.
A member of the Auburn Taiwanese Student Association reported Lai missing after he failed to attend a class on campus. He arrived in the U.S. a few weeks before classes began.
He last communicated with a family member on Saturday, August 17. It is believed that Lai left on his own accord, and there is no indication of foul play at this point in the investigation.
Detectives recently discovered video surveillance showing Lai at a restaurant in the 300 block of West Magnolia Avenue on Sunday, August 18.
Lai is described as an Asian male, 5' 6" tall, 170 pounds, brown eyes, black hair and wears glasses.
Lai was last seen wearing black warm up pants with white stripes, running shoes, a t-shirt, and glasses in a surveillance photo taken near his apartment. APD has conducted numerous interviews, examined electronic devices and surveillance and received assistance from Federal Officials. Despite their extensive efforts, Lai’s location has not been determined.
Anyone with information regarding Lai's whereabouts is encouraged to call the Auburn Police Division Detective Section at 334-501-3140, the anonymous tip line at 334-246-1391 or the 24-hour non-emergency number at 334-501-3100.