Mohamed-Ali Hilal Jaafar

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Top Left: Mohamed-Ali, circa 2006;
Top Right and Bottom Left: Mohamed-Ali at some time after his abduction
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 7 (circa 2009)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 20, 2006 from Toledo, Ohio
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: October 20, 2002
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'11 - 4'1, 60 - 65 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Mohamed-Ali speaks fluent English, Arabic and Luwati, a tribal language. He is an Arab of Kuwaiti and Lebanese descent, and his complexion is darker than it appears in the photographs above. His listed height and weight are current as of 2010. Mohamed-Ali's nickname is Hamudy.
  • Medical Conditions: Mohamed-Ali has asthma.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Mohamed-Ali was staying with his mother and his father, Hilal Hasan Ali Jaafar, in Oman in 2006. When Mohamed-Ali's mother wanted to return to their home in Toledo, Ohio on January 20, Hilal refused to leave or let her take their son, and she had to go home without him. On September 19, Mohamed-Ali's mother was granted a divorce from Hilal and full custody of their child. A photograph and vital statistics for Hilal are posted below this case summary. A felony warrant for kidnapping was issued for him on August 11, 2008.

    Hilal is a member of Oman's Al-Lawati tribe. He also has ties to Dubai, India, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria. He is the imam at a mosque near Muscat, Oman and is described as a very religious person. There is concern for Mohamed-Ali's safety, as Hilal is known to have violent tendencies.


    Hilal Hasan Ali Jaafar
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    Above Images: Hilal Hasan Ali Jaafar

    Date of Birth: September 2, 1967
    Age: 38 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'10 - 6'0, 185 - 200 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, black eyes. Hilal is an Arab of Kuwaiti descent, and his complexion is darker than it appears in the photographs above. He may use the name Hilal bin Hasan Al-Lawati. He wears a full beard and mustache. He has a small mole or birthmark on his left cheek, which is normally concealed by his facial hair. He occasionally wears eyeglasses. Hilal speaks fluent Arabic, English and Farsi, as well as an Indian language and the local Al-Lawati dialect. He also speaks limited Turkish.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Cleveland, Ohio Office


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse
    Federal Bureau of Investigation


    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 28, 2012; picture added.

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