WATERLOO | Investigators continue to track down possible sightings in the case of a Waterloo teen who disappeared last month.
Moe Sed, 18, a Karenni refugee from Burma, was last seen Oct. 22 when he apparently rode off on his bike and never returned home.
The latest sightings came from the Cedar Rapids area, said Capt. David Mohlis with the Waterloo Police Department. He said the two Cedar Rapids reports are unconfirmed --- it wasn’t clear if the people spotted Sed or merely someone who looked like him. He said the reports came from people who didn’t know Sed.
There was a similar sighting in Chickasaw County in recent days that was unconfirmed, and there have been several in the Waterloo area in the month since Sed was reported missing. This included an Oct. 30 report south of the Cedar Valley trail head off of River Road in Evansdale. A resident told authorities he saw a person at a distance who looked like Sed with a gun. Police and deputies combed the area to no avail. Mohlis said they have no information that Sed has access to a firearm.
Mohlis said Sed’s bicycle --- with one blue rim and one orange rim --- also remains missing. Mohlis said authorities continually review abandoned bikes recovered around town for possible matches.
Sed, a special-needs student, is about 5 feet tall, weighs 150 pounds and has shoulder-length black hair with red-dyed ends. He was wearing a school uniform with black pants and a blue top
Anyone with information on Sed's whereabouts is asked to call the Waterloo Police Department at 291-2515.