KU Lawrence Campus Alerts
Body found believed to be of missing student
LAWRENCE – Investigators from the Lawrence Police Department believe a body found Monday is that of University of Kansas student Gianfranco Villagomez-Saldana, who was reported missing Saturday. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little issued the following statement:
“On behalf of the entire University of Kansas community, I offer my condolences to the family and friends of Gianfranco Villagomez-Saldana. His loved ones who searched long hours over these past frigid days for a sign of hope also are grieving now, and my thoughts are with them as well.”
Villagomez, 23, earned a degree in industrial design in May and was working on an engineering degree. He was from Lima, Peru. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial design in May.
He was reported missing Saturday evening after he failed to show up at his girlfriend’s house after a party early Saturday. Lawrence Police reported he was found in a yard in the 800 block of Avalon Road about 1:30 p.m. Monday.