U.S Students Missing in Haiti

POSTED: Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 8:08am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:00pm

At the site of Haiti's Hotel Montana rescue has turned to recovery.

Where search teams once worked, heavy machinery now tears through twisted metal and piles of concrete.

700 miles away, Lynn University's president made the announcement so many had dreaded.

"We are still without four of our students and two of our faculty members, and it is time for us now to grieve, and to begin to heal," said university president Kevin Ross.

The group had been in Haiti just a day and a half when the quake hit.

While eight made it out alive the remaining six are still unaccounted for.

Families of the missing visited the Montana this past weekend for a first hand look at the flattened building and those who have worked tirelessly to try to find their loved ones.

"We just hugged and cried, he told me he'd be looking for her until they find her, and that's all you can ask for," said Len Gengel, father of missing student Brittany.

Even after the visit Len Gengel said they still prayed for a miracle for his daughter.

That hope was fueled by incredible rescues, including the man pulled from the rubble on Tuesday, two weeks after the quake.

Still, for the families of some 4,000 Americans still believed missing in Haiti, each day hope grows harder to hold on to.