Miranda Elaine Budiman

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Top Row and Bottom Three from Left: Miranda, circa 1998;
Bottom Far Right: Age-progression to age 19 (circa 2013)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 31, 1998 from Dallas, Georgia
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: May 17, 1994
  • Age: 4 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'0 - 3'1, 40 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial (Asian/Caucasian) female. Light brown hair, brown eyes. Miranda has a one-inch scar on her chest or abdomen. Her nickname is Papoose.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Miranda disappeared from Dallas, Georgia on October 31, 1998. She was abducted by her non-custodial father, Clements Iwan Budiman. A photograph and vital statistics for Clements are posted below this case summary. A kidnapping warrant was issued for him on July 20, 1999, nine months after he abducted Miranda.

    It has been established that Clements first took Miranda on a Japanese Airlines jet and flew with her from Atlanta, Georgia to Tokoyo, Japan after they disappeared. He took his personal belongings with him. On November 2, 1998, he and Miranda flew from Tokoyo to Jakarta, Indonesia, where his parents and other relatives live. When Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents flew to Jakarta to speak to Clements's parents, they disclaimed any knowledge of their son and granddaughter's whereabouts. However, Clements and Miranda are believed to be in Jakarta and probably living with his parents. His mother's name is Jenny Budiman.

    Miranda's mother, Tara Budiman, stated she believed Clements took their daughter to punish Tara for divorcing him. The couple shared joint custody of Miranda at the time Clements abducted her, but Tara was the primary custodial parent. Tara moved to Kansas after Miranda's disappearance. Her divorce from Clements became final in July 1999, and a judge awarded her sole custody of Miranda, but the child has not been located. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Clements Iwan Budiman
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    Above Images: Clements Iwan Budiman

    Date of Birth: May 2, 1965
    Age: 33 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'6, 140 - 145 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian (Chinese/Indonesian) male. Black hair, brown eyes. Clements has acne scars on his face; psoriasis on his forehead, ears, elbows, and legs; and a scar on the inside of his right ankle. He goes by his middle name, Iwan, and some agencies refer to him by that name. Clements was born in Indonesia, but he is a United States citizen. He has friends in Indonesia, Australia and the Netherlands. He speaks Bahasa Indonesian and broken English. He has been employed as an accountant.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Atlanta, Georgia Office
    404-679-6392

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    The Polly Klaas Foundation
    Vanished Children's Alliance
    Child Protection Education of America
    Liberty Press Online
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    International Broadcasting Bureau
    Child Search Ministries
    The Courier News Classifieds
    Child Find of America

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    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 3, 2013; age-progression updated.

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