New Netflix Engineer Disappears Two Weeks after Moving to San Jose

San Jose police are looking for a missing 22-year-old man who recently graduated from Cornell University and relocated to the Bay Area after being hired by Netflix to work as a software engineer.

Yohanes S. Kidane was last seen at about 7:15pm  Aug. 14 as he entered an Uber vehicle at 28 N. 4th St., in San Jose.

Kidane was last seen wearing gray sweatpants, a black hoodie and black shoes.

His cell phone, wallet and backpack have been recovered near the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center in San Francisco, which is located just south of the bridge. His phone's location was at the Golden Gate Bridge for all of the evening of Aug. 14.

Police said Kidane moved to San Jose two weeks before his disappearance to work at Netflix, where he was recently hired as a software engineer.

He is 22 years old, Black, stands 5'8" tall and weighs 150 pounds.

Anyone who has seen Kidane or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact the San Jose Police Department.


  1. “Kidane was last seen wearing gray sweatpants, a black hoodie and black shoes.”

    So basically, he could be any of the tens of thousands of people jogging, riding bikes or just milling around SF. Thanks for the data.

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