American Teacher Jonathan Luskin Goes Missing During Hiking Trip in Slovenia

The Wisconsin native teaches chemistry in Hong Kong.

An American teacher has been reported missing after not being heard from since he set off for a hiking trip in the Slovenian mountains weeks ago, his family said. 

Jonathan Luskin, a 25-year-old chemistry tutor, had been vacationing in Europe when he vanished in June. He told his roommate he was going to hike the Triglav National Park in northeast Slovenia and hasn't been heard from since. His mother, Sharon Stone, has reported him missing to the State Department.

Stone and her husband, Allan Luskin, have flown to Slovenia to help search for their son, WMTV-TV reported. Jonathan, a Wisconsin native, lives in Hong Kong.

"He was very excited because he's heard wonderful things about the national park and was very excited to be in Slovenia seeing the local people, meeting people from all over the world in the hostel and being able to hike," his mother said. 

He texted his roommate in Hong Kong June 22, saying he planned to go hiking in the coming days at the huge national park about an hour's drive away. He was staying at a youth hostel in the capital and left a voicemail June 23 for his roommate, saying, "I need to make sure I am going to have data because getting a functioning SIM card has been an ordeal," according to the South China Morning Post.

His parents fear he may have entered the park and become lost.