Bellevue College student reported missing


Late Wednesday night, around 9 p.m., 24 year-old Bellevue College student, Eugene Wekesa, left his home to walk to the nearby Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center. He left his home without his belongings including his cell phone, keys, or wallet which shows he had no intentions to leave.

Wakesa never returned home and has been missing since Wednesday night.

According to a police press release, Bellevue Police Department’s Det. Tony Mangione stated that it is very unusual for Wakesa to disappear and that he shows no sign of being suicidal or emotionally unstable. Wekesa is known for being a good, full-time student who has a weekend job.

“According to the family, he is a good student at BC; he’s been labeled as a homebody, goes to school, comes home, does his homework, “ said Mangione.

“[He] will frequent the nearby library and Barnes & Noble bookstore, and has a weekend and night time job at a local assisted-living facility.”

Wakesa is reported to have left his house wearing a black beanie, grey T-shirt, black jacket, black jeans, and dark brown boots. He is approximately 5-foot-9 and 140 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair.

Wakesa has been living in the United States for five years after having moved from his native homeland, Kenya.

He resides with his mother and brother near the Crossroads area in the 15200 block of NE 16th Pl.

Local law enforcement and mall security agencies have been notified to keep an eye out for any sightings of Wekesa. Detectives are still looking for clues in search of Wakesa.

Anyone with any information on Wekesa is encouraged to call 911 the Bellevue Police Department at 25-577-5656.

Everyone at Bellevue College hopes for the safe return of Wakesa.