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5 members of Eritrea track and field team reported missing in Eugene
5 members of the Eritrea track and field team, which competed at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22, have been reported missing, authorities in Eugene said in July 27, 2022. (SBG)

UPDATE (7/28/22): Missing members of Eritrea track and field team "have been located and are not in danger," authorities reported.

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Original report:

EUGENE, Ore. - Five members of a team that competed at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 have been reported missing, authorities in Eugene reported.

On July 24, the University of Oregon Police Department received a missing person report for five individuals who had been temporarily staying in university campus housing contracted for use during the Oregon22 World Athletics Championships.

The individuals were all members of the Eritrea track and field team at the championships and were last seen on the evening of July 23, the department said.

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Four of the individuals were competing athletes and one was a coach. 

They are:

  • Ande Filmon, Age 24
  • Habtom Samuel Keleta, Age 18
  • Berhe Asgedom Nigusse, Age 44
  • Merhawi Mebrahtu Teweldebererhan, Age 18
  • Yemane Teklehaim Haileselassie, Age 24

"There is no evidence of foul play or indication that the individuals did not leave their accommodations of their own volition," UOPD said in a statement.

UOPD reports it has notified federal and local law enforcement partner agencies, as is customary in missing persons cases.

Anyone with information about the individuals’ whereabouts is asked to contact UOPD at (541) 346-2919 or the department’s anonymous tip line at (541) 525-8178.

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