March 13, 2006
Xiangkok, Laos

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  • Photograph taken in 2007
  • Photograph taken in 2005
  • Photograph taken in 2005


Date(s) of Birth Used May 3, 1981
Place of Birth Mount Vernon, Washington
Hair Brown
Eyes Blue
Height 5'11"
Weight 155 pounds
Sex Male
Race White


Chicovsky typically wore a braided rope/bead necklace.


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 Laos.


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.

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