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$25,000 reward offered for tips leading to recovery of missing monk in Pend Oreille County

The family of Geshe Tenzin Chodrak, a monk with the Svrasti Abbey near Newport, is offering a $25,000 reward to find him after he disappeared in November while going for a walk on the abbey’s property.  (Courtesy)
By Tracy Simmons For The Spokesman-Review

The family of Geshe Tenzin Chodrak (Dadul Namgyal), the Buddhist monk who went missing from Sravasti Abbey on Nov. 7, is offering a cash reward for information leading to his recovery.

The family told the Sravasti community that the reward is a last resort in “keeping our hope in finding him alive or dead.”

They are offering $25,000 and asking anyone with information to call the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s office at (509) 477-3151.

Namgyal, 64, was last seen near the abbey in Newport, at Country Lane (off Spring Valley), and was wearing maroon robes and a jacket when he went for a walk on the abbey’s 300-acre property and did not return.