Historic/Cold Cases

The Disappearance Of Jesse Galganov – a Canadian Missing in Peru Since 2017

Jesse Clint Galganov was a young man who was last seen on October 1st, 2017 on an Andean mountain called Santa Cruz in the Ancash region of Peru.

Jesse left Montreal, Quebec, Canada to go on a trip after graduating from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut in the USA. He was going to South America first and then India and then to the far east.

On September 28th, 2017 Jesse took a bus to Huaraz, a small city in northern Peru, and arrived there at 6:30 am. That day, he informed his mother that he was planning to trek the Santa Cruz trail, a 50-kilometre hike through the Cordillera Blanca mountains, and would be out of communication for 3-4 days.

Jesse promised that he would send a text message to his mother by October 2nd, 2017. But that message never came. None of Jesse’s belongings have ever been recovered. Is likely that he was taken or that he was robbed. Certainly, something would have been found if Jesse had somehow died of natural causes. But no trace of Jesse was ever found.

Jesse was 22 years old and was recently accepted into Medical School. He had dual citizenship in Canada and the USA. He took a year off to travel. Jesse’s plan was to go backpacking throughout South America and Southeast Asia.








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