Anand Saisuday Bandi

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Above Images: Anand, circa 2008

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 17, 2008 from Auburn, Washington
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: June 5, 2005
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'3, 34 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian male. Black hair, black eyes. Anand's nickname is Suday. He is of Indian descent and speaks English and Telugu, an Indian language.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Anand disappeared from Auburn, Washington on July 17, 2008. His parents were fighting over custody of him and his father, Rao Bandi Jagadrakshaka, sought a custody order that prohibited Anand's being taken out of the state. The court ruled that either parent could take Anand out of the country, but only for five days at a time. On July 17, Anand's mother, Arathi Bandi, flew with him to her native India. She never returned him.

    A federal warrant for kidnapping was issued for Arathi on August 25, 2009. Photographs and vital statistics for her are posted below this case summary. Investigators believe she and Anand are still in India. The child's whereabouts are unknown and his case remains unsolved.

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    Arathi Bandi
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    Above Images: Arathi Bandi

    Date of Birth: September 11, 1972
    Age: 35 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'8 - 5'9, 140 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian female. Black hair, black eyes. Arathi may use the last names Anne and/or Dasari. She is of Indian descent and speaks English, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Kent Police Department
    206-296-0970

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    For the Lost
    Interpol
    NamUs

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 2, 2014; picture added.

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