Ryan Braben Chicovsky was teaching English in China when he travelled
to Laos on vacation. He was last seen on or about March 13, 2006, leaving
the Khemkong Guesthouse in Xiangkok, a remote river village in Northwestern
His backpack, clothes, money, passport, boots, and toiletries were
all discovered in his room. Approximately three weeks after the reported
disappearance, local villagers discovered Chicovsky's camera, room key,
and T-shirt four kilometers north of Xiangkok. The condition of the
items indicates they had been kept inside and out of the rain.
Chicovsky typically wore a braided rope/bead necklace.