US Teen Disappears Hiking in Ecuador; Was He Kidnapped?

August Reiger's family is hoping he was kidnapped after vanishing without a trace.
1:48 | 06/26/13

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Now to the mystery of a high school valedictorian who disappeared on vacation, hiking in ecuador. He is being called a kidnapping victim. And his parents spoke out exclusively to abc news. Abc's david right has the story. We're walking on a trail that comes from just by the hotel, right up there. Reporter: Chris reeger points out the spot of the trail where he last saw his 18-year-old son. They stopped and took a picture of august. Reporter: August hiked ahead and vanished. Disappeared. Reporter: When was that? Father's day. Reporter: Authorities have searched the hillside for ten days and found no trace of him. He just disappeared. We don't know anything more. Reporter: The family is now hoping he was kidnapped. But there's been no ransom demand. This weekend someone reported seeing a boy that looked like august miles away. Some girl had seen his picture. Called and said, somebody looked like him. Reporter: On a pickup truck, headed into the jungle. August reiger was valedictorian of his high school class in oklahoma city. He had just gone to the prom with his girlfriend. Has a scholarship to college in the fall. And the family now doing everything they can to find him. I'm taking it moment by moment. Moment by moment. And focus what I'm doing right now. There are times that it's really hard. And emotions come up. Reporter: Later today, the ecuadorian government is expected to offer a reward for information. Information that can't come quickly tough for august's parents. They are understandably, anxious for answers.

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