A retired doctor from Yakima disappeared today while walking in Kiev, Ukraine. Dr. Jay Sloop has delieverd a large part of the population in Yakima. My Dad always told me that he was a nice man.

The 77-year-old Yakima resident has been in the Ukraine with a team of health professionals for the past three weeks helping the Seventh-day Adventist church set up a lifestyle center in Kiev.

Sloop went for an early-morning walk. Prior to leaving the Ukranian Adventist Church office where he was staying, he arranged with his roommate to meet a friend for breakfast. He did not arrive at breakfast. We will keep you posted as more information becomes available.