North American Missing Persons Network
Hyun Jong Song

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Above Images: Song

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 1, 2001 from State College, Centre County, Pennsylvania
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 25, 1980
  • Age: 21
  • Height: 5'1" - 5'3"
  • Weight: 110 - 130 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Asian/Korean
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Pierced ears and navel.
    Three or four piercings along the outer edge of each ear, as well
    as the cartilage between ear canal opening and temple. Elongated Pisces
    sign on back below the waist line, centered. Brown in color. Approximately 4
    inches wide and two inches tall.
  • AKA: "Cindy". Middle name may be spelled "Jung." First name
    may be spelled "Hyunjong" or "Hyunjung".
  • Clothing: A costume, which consisted of a pink sleeveless shirt
    with a rabbit design imprinted on the front, rabbit ears, a white
    tennis skirt with a cotton bunny tail attached to the back, brown
    suede leather knee-high boots and a red knee-length hooded parka.
  • Case Number: 3701-3711
  • Dentals: Available

  • Details of Disappearance
    Song was raised in Seoul, South Korea. She moved to the United States in 1995 to live with relatives in Springfield, Virginia near Alexandria. Song graduated from high school and enrolled in Pennsylvania State University, where she majored in integrated arts. She was scheduled to graduate during the spring of 2002.

    Song attended a Halloween party during the early morning hours of November 1, 2001 at the Player's Nite Club in the 110 block of West College Avenue. She departed from the party at 2:00 a.m., then stopped by a friend's home for two hours. Another friend dropped Song off outside of her residence in State College Park Apartments in the 340 block of West Clinton Avenue at approximately 4:00 a.m. She had been drinking that evening and was mildly intoxicated when taken to her apartment.

    Song's friends reported her as a missing person when she failed to contact anyone by November 4, three days after her disappearance. Nearly all of her personal belongings were inside of her residence, including her backpack and the cellular phone she normally carried. The false eyelashes that Song wore as part of her costume were located inside the apartment. Song's keys and her purse, containing her credit cards and driver's license, was the only item missing from her home. Her cellular phone was turned off, and she did not place any phone calls from her apartment after returning home. There was no indication of a struggle or foul play at the scene.

    Song did not have any travel plans in November 2002. Her loved ones stated that it is uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. They also maintained that she was not suffering from any personal problems at the time of her disappearance. There has been no activity on her credit cards since her disappearance. Song broke up with her boyfriend a month before her disappearance and her family members speculated that she might have chosen to leave or commit suicide as a result, but her roommates say she was getting over the breakup and was not depressed about it.

    Some people speculated that Song was abducted from her apartment, while others theorize that she may have been taken after walking to a nearby store, something she often did. Police investigated the possibility that Song's disappearance was drug-related. Her diary entries indicate that she and her friends experimented with marijuana and Ecstasy. However, there is no evidence that Song used drugs on the night of her disappearance and the drug theory was eventually discarded.

    Authorities received a tip from a woman in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, nearly 200 miles from Song's apartment, shortly after Song disappeared. The witness claimed that she saw a woman matching Song's description inside a vehicle with an unidentified male in the city's Chinatown district. The witness said that the woman called for help, but the man interrupted her and told the witness to leave. Investigators said that the witness's story changed several times and they have been unable to verify her statements. Authorities are continuing to attempt to identify the man allegedly seen by the woman. He is described as having an olive or light brown complexion with medium-length hair. Investigators stated that the man is not a suspect in Song's case, but they would like to question him.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Ferguson Township Police Department
    (814) 237-1172
    (800) 479-0050

    Source Information
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Cindy Song: Personal Web Site
    The Patriot-News
    CA DOJ