Emad Ali Ben-Mrad

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Top Row and Bottom Left: Emad, circa 2000;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 16 (circa 2012)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 7, 2000 from Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: November 22, 1996
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'0 - 3'6, 30 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Emad communicates by sign language and also speaks some English and Tunisian.
  • Medical Conditions: Emad is hearing-impaired. He wears hearing aids in both ears.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Emad was last seen in Gaithersburg, Maryland on April 7, 2000. He was abducted by his non-custodial father, Mohamed Mayssoum Ben-Mrad. A photograph and vital statistics for Mohamed are posted below this case summary. A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warrant for kidnapping was issued for him on April 13, 2000. Mohamed may have taken Emad to Tunisia. Few details are available in the child's case.

    Some agencies give the date of Emad's disappearance as April 9, 2000.

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    Mohamed Mayssoum Ben-Mrad
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    Above: Mohamed Mayssoum Ben-Mrad

    Date of Birth: December 21, 1961
    Age: 38 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'6, 150 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Montgomery County Police Department
    240-773-5400

    OR
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Maryland Office
    410-265-8080

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    CyberPages International Inc.
    The Child Seek Network

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 26, 2013; age-progression updated.

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