By NICK GRABBE
Tsering Choephel, originally of Lasa, Tibet, hangs prayer flags and Tibetan flags around the welcome gate near John M. Greene Hall on the campus of Smith College May 8, 2007. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)
HADLEY, MA (U.S.) - A native of Tibet who lives at 112 Bay Road was reported missing on Thursday, police said.
Tsering Choephel, 46, was last seen by his family that morning, leaving home in his vehicle, police said. The vehicle was found at the Hampton Inn on Route 9, and it is thought that he walked away and never checked into the hotel, police said. The vehicle was parked there at about 10:20 p.m. on Thursday, according to video surveillance, police said.
Choephel is 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs about 150 pounds, and has black hair and eyes. Police are asking that anyone who saw anything on Thursday, or think they may know where Choephel, is tocall the department at 584-0883.