Press Conference Announcement

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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

25 y.o. Hollywood Hills body is NOT Derek

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Hi all,

The family and team were made aware of a report regarding a 25 year old male found in an abandoned water and electricity plant in Hollywood Hills yesterday 8/21 at approx 3pm.

The family contacted the Morgue and confirmed that this was not Derek. Our thoughts and prayers, however, do go out to the family-it is heartbreaking.


Derek’s team

Update Last seen Information

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Hi Everyone,

New information. We believe he was last seen on foot heading North on Alvarado St in Echo Park. He was wearing:

  • Plain, Black Hoodie with plaid shorts, colorful tennis shoes, and a black jacket over the black hoodie at 12:01pm 08/6/2014
  • At this point, we are assuming that he is still alive and in the wilderness wearing these same clothes.
  • heading north

    Heading North on Alvarado

  • Heading North on Alvarado. He was verified heading North on Alvarado street.



    black jacket

    Jacket over his black hoodie

    Prior clothing.Black hoodie

    Black Hooded sweatshirt