Arielle Isabella Buday

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Left and Center: Arielle, circa 2008;
Right: Age-progression to age 7 (circa 2010)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 28, 2008 from Gainesville, Florida
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: September 5, 2003
  • Age: 5 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'5, 47 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Arielle disappeared from Gainesville, Florida on October 28, 2008. Authorities believe she was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Jepke Marie Buday. A photograph and vital statistics for Jepke are posted below this case summary. She and Arielle may be in Belgium; Jepke has dual nationality in Belgium and the United States. The child's whereabouts are unknown and her case remains unsolved.

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    Jepke Marie Buday
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    Above: Jepke Marie Buday

    Date of Birth: December 23, 1975
    Age: 32 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'5 - 5'7, 130 - 209 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Jepke's ears are pierced and she has a tattoo of the word "sunshine" on her ankle. She speaks English and Dutch.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Gainesville Police Department
    352-334-2400

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Interpol

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 28, 2011; age-progression added.

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