Saif Sayed Mohammed Ahmed

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Left: Saif, circa 1998;
Right: Age-progression to age 17 (circa 2012)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 1, 1998 from Beaumont, Texas
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: November 29, 1995
  • Age: 2 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'0, 32 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Saif may go by the name Yousef.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Saif's parents are divorced, and his mother was awarded full custody of him in February 1998. They lived together in Beaumont, Texas. On July 1, 1998, Sayed El Arabi Mohamed Ahmed, Saif's father, took him to Cairo, Egypt. A photograph and vital statistics for Sayed are posted below this case summary.

    A month later, on August 3, a Texas court issued an order for the child's return. Sayed ignored the order and in October, warrants were issued for Sayed's arrest on charges of kidnapping and the unlawful retention of a child outside the United States. Sayed and Saif are thought to be still in Egypt. Saif's case remains unsolved.

    Some agencies state that Saif disappeared on August 5, 1998.

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    Sayed El Arabi Mohamed Ahmed
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    Above Images: Sayed El Arabi Mohamed Ahmed

    Date of Birth: April 12, 1956
    Age: 42 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'4, 200 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Sayed may use the alias Ramadan Ahmed. Some agencies spell his middle names "El Arabimohammed." He has a large mole on his chin and he walks with a slight limp. Sayed speaks both Arabic and English.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Beaumont, Texas Office
    713-693-5000

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    International Broadcasting Bureau
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Child Watch of North America

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    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 3, 2013; age-progression updated.

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