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Missing Louisville Activist, Journalist Found Safe

University of Louisville
Quintez Brown

Quintez Brown, a U of L student journalist and activist, has been found safe after having been missing for 11 days, family confirmed.

Details of his recovery are not immediately available, but, in a statementThursday, family members asked for privacy and space to attend to Brown’s well-being. They say they felt a lack of support from city institutions after experiencing disparate responses to their son’s disappearance.

Brown, 20, was last seen in Louisville on June 19. Since then, family, friends and other residents organized search parties and took to social media in efforts to guide his safe return home. 

The Woodford R. Porter scholar formerly interned with the Courier Journal, where he wrote op-eds about race, youth and social justice. Brown’s reporting on these topics and issues amplified the voices and firsthand experiences of residents in individual Louisville communities as the city reckoned with the killing of Breonna Taylor and racial inequity, more broadly.

Yasmine Jumaa is LPM’s race and equity reporter. Email Yasmine at yjumaa@lpm.org.