Missing Nepal Hiker’s Parents Speak Out

DENVER — The FBI, which has joined the search for a Greeley woman missing in Nepal, said there are 10 to 12 “persons of interest” in her disappearance, her family said.

Aubrey Sacco, 23, went hiking in the Langtang National Park in April and has not been heard from since.

Her father, Paul Sacco, went to Nepal in May to search for Aubrey. He found her laptop, video camera and journal in her hotel room, but little else.

“The problem is that the people in the villages that we need to hear from are not talking,” Paul Sacco told “Good Morning America” on Tuesday. “We need to hear from the people that may have seen something of her on the trail.”

The Saccos said the FBI told them it has 10-12 persons of interest in Aubrey’s disappearance. Most of them were with Aubrey on her last trek.

“There is no evidence that she is dead,” said Sacco. “That is why time is of the essence.”

“I feel she is still alive,” mother Connie Sacco told “Good Morning America.” “I don’t feel a dread that we have lost her. I’ve never felt that.”

Paul Sacco said Aubrey did a lot of traveling alone, all over the world. He said the trip to Nepal was last minute and wasn’t on Aubrey’s itinerary.

“The hike is not a technical climb,” Sacco said. “Not like people when they think of Mount Everest. It’s a long, long trail. A lot of uphill and a lot of downhill. But it is really not that dangerous of a hike.”

Sacco feels there there was very little danger that Aubrey would have fallen into the water or off a cliff while on the hike.

Sacco’s missing persons investigation is being treated as a criminal investigation with the Denver FBI involved in the case.