Amena Mohammed El Sayed

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Left: Amena, circa 2006;
Right: Age-progression to age 10 (circa 2012)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 22, 2006 from South Orange, New Jersey
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: August 16, 2002
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'0, 40 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Black hair, brown eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Amena was last seen in South Orange, New Jersey on January 22, 2006. She was abducted by her non-custodial father, Mohammed El Sayed. A photograph and vital statistics for Mohammed are posted below this case summary. A felony warrant was issued for him on January 24, 2006 and a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued for him on September 13, 2006.

    Amena and Mohammed are believed to traveled to Saudi Arabia in June 2006. They could be in that country or in Egypt. The child's whereabouts are unknown and her case remains unsolved.

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    Mohammed El Sayed
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    Above: Mohammed El Sayed

    Date of Birth: December 27, 1967
    Age: 38 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'4, 170 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Mohammed's last name may be spelled "El Seyed" or "Elseyed." He has a scar on the tip of his index finger.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    South Orange Police Department
    973-763-3000

    OR
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Newark, New Jersey Office
    973-792-3000

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    New Jersey State Police

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 28, 2012; age-progression updated.

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