Photo Credit: -Photo courtesy A. W. Shumack
ANDREW SHUMACK JR.
News Organization: FREELANCE
Last seen in Grozny, Chechnya, on July 24; he is presumed dead. A 25-year-old photographer from Pennsylvania, he worked for the weekly Bethlehem Star before traveling to Russia. In a July 19 postcard he sent to his parents from Russia, he wrote, "Money is tight, but things are well." A Spanish reporter called the U.S. Embassy in Moscow on Aug. 9 to report that Shumack's knapsack was left at the press center in Grozny. There has been no further sign of him.