NEW leads have surfaced in the mysterious case of a missing student after eerie images were found on his computer.
On a cold November night in 2002, then 20-year-old Josh Guimond disappeared from the campus of St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.
The promising student, whose case is covered in Netflix Unsolved Mysteries, had been playing cards at a friend’s apartment on campus before leaving and had never returned.
He didn’t take his coat, wallet, glasses or car keys with him.
His schoolwork was also on his desk and his computer was still on.
But detectives found that shortly after Josh’s disappearance – 20 years ago today – someone had erased items from his computer hard drive.
The deleted images were finally uncovered last month – including a series of photos of young men.
Cops are now keen to learn more about any connections Josh had at the time – including ones he may have made online.
Stearns County Sheriff Steve Soyka says although none of the people in the pictures have come forward themselves, the force has received over 50 leads from the public.
It wasn’t until the day after Josh disappeared that people realized no one had heard from him.
The FBI and over 100 members of the National Guard joined at least 250 local volunteers over the following days to comb the college’s 16-square-mile campus.
But things only got worse.
Within 11 days, two other students – Chris Jenkins and Michael Noll – mysteriously disappeared with the same description as Josh.
A private K-9 unit brought in by Chris Jenkins and Josh’s family tracked Josh’s scent to St. John’s Abbey and the frozen lake beyond.
But although nothing was found in it, the connection to the abbey was strong.
Some of the monks living on the property had long histories of sexual abuse, which Josh said his friends and family outraged at the time.
His parents were also alarmed to learn that monks lived near the apartment where their son was playing cards the last night he was seen, as well as the apartment building where he was living, reports Unsolved Mysteries .
If anyone has information regarding Joshua Guimond’s disappearance, please call the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office at 320-259-3700 or visit unsolved.com.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6641242/pictures-clues-missing-josh-guimond-student-computer/ Haunting images found on Josh Guimond’s computer have been released as Netflix Unsolved Mysteries revealed new clues pointing to a missing student