MADISON, Wis. - A Madison man has been missing in Europe for five weeks with no word to family, friends or his roommate.
Jonathan Luskin's mother, Susan Stone, said she was on vacation with her son in Vienna before she stopped hearing from him. The two parted ways on June 22 so that she could fly back to Madison and he continued his travels to Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Stone said Luskin's plan was to hike in Triglav National Park and then make stops in Croatia and Greece before heading back to Hong Kong, where he works as a chemistry tutor. When he didn't arrive at any of his scheduled stops, Luskin's roommate called Stone.
"His roommate had to call me, even though he had never met me, and had to tell me my son is missing," Stone said.
U.S. Department of State officials said they are aware of reports of a citizen missing in Slovenia but said that they could not confirm Luskin's identity due to privacy considerations.
"The U.S. Department of State and our embassies and consulates abroad have no greater responsibility than the protection of U.S. citizens overseas," an officials with the department said. "When a U.S. citizen is missing, we work closely with local authorities as they carry out their search efforts."
Stone said there has been no activity on Luskin's bank accounts since early June 23 and no one has heard from him. She is concerned about his safety and well-being.
"We're absolutely concerned. There has been no activity on his credit cards, no ATM withdrawals and no cellphone pings," Stone said.
Luskin is described as having dark brown hair and light brown or hazel eyes. He is about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs between 160 and 180 pounds. Luskin wears glasses.
Stone said when she left him, he was traveling light, with only a backpack and a 2-liter bladder for water.
Luskin is from Madison and attended Middleton High School.
Anyone with information is asked to call the U.S. Embassy in Slovenia at (+386)(0)1-200-5734 and ask for Amy Lorenzen.
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