Family of Missing American Trader Arrives in London

LONDON -- An American trader has gone missing in London, police say, and his family has arrived in the U.K. in the hopes of finding him.

"The whole family is highly concerned for his well-being," his family said in a written statement, adding that their son is "very goal oriented, very organized, detailed, kind, lovable and a respectful person."

Josh Sanchez-Maldonado, a U.S. national based in San Francisco, had arrived in the U.K. on his first solo trip outside the United States, police said. A trader by profession, he was in London for a job interview and was staying at the St. Giles Hotel in Feltham.

Sanchez-Maldonado was due to fly to San Francisco via Dublin Oct. 22 but police say he was not on the flight back.

"Officers are increasingly concerned for Josh Sanchez-Maldonado," London's metropolitan police said in a statement.

The family said they had "kept in close communication" since their son had arrived in the U.K. but have not heard from him since Oct. 21.

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