Aarshiya Manish Patil

Aarshiya, circa 2010

  • Missing Since 12/24/2010
  • Missing From Thornton, Colorado
  • Classification Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth 01/01/2007 (12)
  • Age 3 years old
  • Height and Weight 3'9, 45 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Asian female. Black hair, brown eyes. Aarshiya is of Indian descent. She speaks English, Hindi and Marathi.

Details of Disappearance

Aarshiya and her sister Jiaa disappeared from Thornton, Colorado on December 24, 2010. Authorities believe they were abducted by their non-custodial mother, Ritu Hemchandra Desai. Photographs and information for Desai are unavailable.

Aarshiya and Priaa may be in Pune, a city in the state of Maharashtra in India. Their whereabouts are unknown and their cases remain unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 800-843-5678

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated July 2, 2013; middle name added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.