Noor William Noble Bower

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Above: Noor, circa 2009

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 11, 2009 from Newton, Massachusetts
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: February 24, 2001
  • Age: 8 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'10, 80 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Noor is of Egyptian descent. He has a white birthmark on the back of his left calf. He was born in London in the United Kingdom.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Noor and his brother Ramsay disappeared from Newton, Massachusetts on August 11, 2009. They were abducted by their non-custodial mother, Mirvat Safwat El Nady. A photograph and vital statistics El Nady are posted below this case summary. A felony warrant for international parental kidnapping was issued for her on December 1, 2009. El Nady is divorced from Noor and Ramsay's father, Colin Bower, and he has sole custody of them. She took them during one of her scheduled weekly visitation times.

    El Nady took the boys to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City, paid cash for three one-way tickets to Cairo, Egypt, and used false Egyptian passports to get the children on the EgyptAir plane. Colin subsequently sued EgyptAir, alleging their lax security facilitated the boys' abductions; the lawsuit is pending. Colin made a dozen visits to Egypt after the abductions, but was only allowed to see Noor and Ramsay three times. He has been working with the American and Egyptian governments to try and have them returned home.

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    Mirvat Safwat El Nady
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    Above: Mirvat El Nady

    Date of Birth: February 23, 1971
    Age: 38 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'2 - 5'3, 100 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, black eyes. El Nady was born in Kuwait and is a dual citizen of Egypt and the United Kingdom. She may use the following alias names: Abedelmoney Elnady, Miruat Safwatelnady, Miruat Safwatelnady Abdelmoneh Elnady, Mirvat S. Elnady-Bower, Mirvat S. Elnady, Mirvat El-Nady Bower, Mirvat El-Nady Abdelmoneh and/or Mirual Safwatelnady Abdelmoneh.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    617-742-5533

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Interpol
    ABC News

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 18, 2012; details of disappearance updated.

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