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Father heading to Nepal to search for missing daughter, 23

This Feb. 2010 photo taken in Mysore, India made available by her mother Connie Sacco shows Aubrey Sacco, 23, of Greeley, Co. Police are scouring a remote region in northern Nepal, searching for Sacco who has been missing since April 2010 when she failed to check in by the end of April after a solo hike in the Himalayan mountains, an official said Wednesday May 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Connie Sacco) NO SALES
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Paul Sacco, the father of a missing Greeley woman, is set to jump on a plane to Nepal today on a mission to find his daughter, even if it means hiking through 52 miles of trails.

“I’m not coming back without her,” Sacco said. “Dad’s supposed to protect her, and here I am 12,000 miles away. It’s crazy.”

On Saturday, Aubrey Sacco, 23, was scheduled to take a flight from Nepal to Sri Lanka, where she was to spend the last week of her six-month trip.

Aubrey was last heard from April 20 when she e-mailed plans of hiking alone through Nepal’s Langtang trail.

She expected to finish the trek around April 30.

But while she was in Langtang National Park, protests and strikes demanding the resignation of Nepal’s prime minister shut down businesses, transportation and much of the local communication networks.

Based on witness sightings reported to local police in the initial days, the Sacco family said they believe Aubrey retreated back into the park to use a longer trail instead of walking into the turmoil.

Nepali government officials, the Nepalese Army and the U.S. Embassy started searching the park’s trails almost a week ago but have been unable to find her. No recent sightings of her have been reported.

Saturday night, the United Nations said it would join the search, Paul Sacco said.

Read more at http://www.denverpost.com/ci_15099837

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