Press Conference Announcement

By September 8, 2014Uncategorized

Potential Sighting Ignites Search for Missing USC Med Student

Family to Hold Press Conference on Friday at USC Keck School of Medicine

WHO:   Derek Seehausen, USC medical student who has been missing since on or about Aug. 5, 2014

WHAT:  Derek is believed to be alive; family to hold press conference to offer details and photos on the latest potential sighting and seek the public’s help in the search

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. 10 a.m. PT

WHERE: USC Medical School – Aretsy Auditorium

1450 Biggy Street, Lower Ground Level

Los Angeles, CA 90033

WHY:  Private investigator confirms that Derek is believed to be alive and may be in need of immediate medical attention. A photo released by LAPD on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, of a man on a metro LA bus bearing striking resemblance to Derek has fueled a sense of urgency to locate the missing student.


  • Photos of Derek as last seen, including recent potential sighting
  • Private Investigator Thomas Martin of Martin Investigative Services in Newport Beach to release latest details in search for Derek
  • Jean Gadra, Derek’s mother, in her first public appearance to plea for the public’s help
  • Hundreds of USC students to gather to hear the latest updates


  • Thomas Martin will open with the latest findings in the search for Derek
  • Jean Gadra, Derek’s mother, will make her plea to students and the public for assistance in locating Derek
  • The floor will then be opened to attending media to ask questions
  • Thomas Martin, Jean Gadra, and Shuhan He (Friend/USC Student) will be available for interviews regarding Derek’s disappearance


Livestream link: (Available 9am Friday 9/12)

CONTACT:     Anyone with information regarding Derek is asked to contact the LAPD Adult Missing Person Unit at (213) 996-1800.

RSVP:             For reserved complimentary parking and seating, confirm attendance to or (760) 828-7100.

Students and friends in LA can RSVP here:

Press Contact:

Caroline Callaway

C: (760) 828-7100



Friday 9/12/14

Aresty Auditorium

1450 Biggy St

Los Angeles, CA 90033

Join the discussion One Comment

  • Vicki Shinoda says:

    To the entire Seehausen/ Gadra families,
    My sincere hope and prayers that your public announcements will increase awareness so that Derek will be found.
    Your friend,

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