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U of I student missing after checking in for O’Hare flight

A University of Illinois student has been missing since Friday, when he checked in for a flight at O’Hare International Airport but never arrived at his destination.

Hye Min Choi, 19, was last seen about 4:50 p.m. when he was scheduled to catch a flight from O’Hare International Airport to North Carolina, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

Choi checked in his luggage at 3:07 p.m., but he did not take United Airlines flight No. 5892 and he did not re-book another flight with United Airlines, police said. His luggage arrived in Greensboro, N.C., where his mother retrieved it.

Choi is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall. He weighs 100 pounds and has brown eyes, black hair and a medium complexion. He has a scar on his right eyelid.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been notified of the missing student, police said. Anyone with information on Choi’s whereabouts is asked to contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8266.

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