Ilias Badys

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Top Row and Bottom Left: Ilias, circa 2009;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 9 (circa 2015)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 26, 2009 from Sacramento, California
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: July 27, 2006
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'2 - 3'4, 38 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Ilias is of Moroccan descent. His nickname is Eli and he may use the name Elias Matthew Pena. He has a birthmark on the left side of his abdomen.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Ilias is missing from Sacramento, California. He went to visit his non-custodial father, Murad Al-Kanouni, in Morocco and was supposed to return on September 26, 2009, but he never did. Al-Kanouni's date of birth is January 4, 1975, making him 39 years old in September 2009. He may spell his name "Mourad El-Kanoun." Photographs and additional information for him are unavailable.

    Ilias's mother, Eva Pena, traveled to Morocco and got custody of her son in Moroccan's courts, but Ilias and his father went into hiding and his mother was unable to retrieve him.

    Ilias may still be in Morocco. He may be in the company of Al-Kanouni, or he may be with another adult male and female. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Sacramento County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    The Polly Klaas Foundation
    For the Lost
    California Attorney General's Office


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 20, 2016; age-progression updated.

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