Medical Student Missing for Over One Week, Last Seen Near Chicago Hospital Where He Works

Family Handout(CHICAGO) -- A medical student has been missing for over a week in Chicago, where he's doing a two-year clinical rotation. And his brother is desperate to find him with just a few weeks to go until his graduation.

Ambrose Monye, 28, was last seen April 21 in the area of Jackson Park Hospital in Chicago, the Chicago Police Department said. He often goes to coffee shops in the Hyde Park neighborhood and the John Crerar Library, police said.

Monye, from Baltimore, is a student at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico and is in Chicago for a two-year clinical rotation at Jackson Park Hospital, according to ABC Chicago station WLS-TV. Monye was in his last rotation, which would have likely ended in May, said Margo Brooks, the hospital’s vice president of development.

Chicago police have no evidence pointing to anything criminal, but are continuing to investigate, a police spokesman told ABC News Friday.

Ambrose Monye's brother, Joseph Monye, who said he is also a medical student, told WLS, "We went through his apartment, we saw his reading lamp was on. His fan was on. ... He had a fridge full of groceries. ... So we had no reason to think he went anywhere or went away. Definitely he would have told me, because we're pretty close.”

Monye added: "His ticket is already booked to go for his graduation ceremony. This is very unlike him. We have no idea what could have possibly happened."

Arturo Barriga of the University of Guadalajara told ABC News via email, "We hope and we are praying for him to be found."

Monye is a black man with black hair and brown eyes, police say. He’s 5-foot 10 and weighs 180 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Chicago's special victims unit.

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Officials break ground on new park honoring the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing

Officials break ground on new park honoring the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombingSeanPavonePhoto/iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- Officials broke ground in Boston Wednesday for a new park dedicated to Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Martin was 8 years old when he killed on April 15, 2013, as he watched the marathon from near the finish line with his family. His mother was gravely injured, and his sister, who was 7 at the time,
lost a leg.

Photos from Wednesday's ceremonial groundbreaking show children in hard hats using shovels to dig dirt. Martin's Park, located next to the Boston Children's Museum at the Smith Family Waterfront,
is expected to open in the fall of 2018, according to a press release from the office of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

"This park will bring light & hope to that darkness, honoring his memory & allowing kids to be kids," Baker wrote on Twitter.

#MartinRichard lost his life to terror. This park will bring light & hope to that darkness, honoring his memory & allowing kids to be kids. pic.twitter.com/lYUTMyZNxV

— Charlie Baker (@MassGovernor) August 16, 2017

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh wrote on Twitter that the park will remind its visitors of "hope, compassion & love."

"Martin's spirit will always live on in Boston & in Martin's Park," Walsh wrote.

This park reminds us of hope, compassion & love a young boy taught us all. Martin's spirit will always live on in Boston & in Martin's Park. pic.twitter.com/w6Plokx6D7

— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) August 16, 2017

Both Baker and Walsh spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony, as well as Martin's family.

Martin's sister, Jane Richard, said she knows that her brother is happy that the community is coming together.

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