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Press Conference Announcement

By September 8, 2014September 10th, 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

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  • 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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