The eighth anniversary of the disappearance of SJU student Joshua Guimond came this week.
Guimond was last seen leaving Metten Court about midnight Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002. There were no witnesses or evidence at the scene, leaving his disappearance a mystery. Guimond was 20 at the time of his disappearance.
It was initially suspected that Guimond fell into a local lake or swampy area. The Trident Foundation searched local lakes and forest and found no trace of Guimond. His family believes he was taken against his will.
Throughout the last eight years, Guimond’s family has not lost hope.
“We do hold out hope of seeing Josh again some day,” Bob Guidmond, Joshua’s grandfather, said.
Brian Guimond, Joshua’s dad, remains optimistic as well.
“There is no evidence at all that he’s dead,” Brian said.
Aubrey Immelman, CSB/SJU professor of psychology, has been involved with the case since near the beginning. He has created a profile of Guimond’s potential abductor [ More ] and has made several appeals to the Stearns County Sheriff to bring specialists from the FBI in on the case.
Stearns County Chief Deputy Bruce Bechtold still regards Guimond’s case to be of high priority.
“It’s still an ongoing case,” Bechtold said.
Missing SJU student is remembered
By: Jillian Yanish