Emily Juan

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Top Row: Emily, circa 2004;
Bottom Left: Emily in 2006, at age 3
(two years after her abduction);
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 5 (circa 2008)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 5, 2004 from Queens, New York
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: October 21, 2003
  • Age: 10 months old
  • Height and Weight: 2'3, 19 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial (Asian/Caucasian) female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Emily has a small red birthmark on her right wrist and she has dimples. She may use the last name Sartin.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Emily was last seen in Flushing in the New York City borough of Queens on September 5, 2004. On September 10, her father went to the apartment Emily shared with her mother, Nadia Juan. Emily's father, Cary Sartin, planned to pick up the child for his weekly visitation period, but Emily and Nadia weren't there. The New York Family Court issued a summons requiring Nadia to appear at court with Emily on September 14. When Nadia and Emily missed the court appearance, custody of Emily was given to her father.

    It was discovered that Nadia took Emily to Taiwan on September 6. She then attempted to leave Taiwan with the child, but was prevented from doing so by Taiwanese authorities. Nadia has been fighting for custody of Emily in Taiwanese courts. Sartin was permitted to visit his daughter after her abduction. He stated she told him she remembered him and missed him. He has been forbidden to remove her from Taiwan, however, until the custody issue is decided there.

    A warrant was been issued for Nadia's arrest on February 17, 2005, for international parental kidnapping. A photograph and vital statistics for Nadia are posted below this case summary. Emily's case remains unsolved. New York City police are investigating.


    Nadia Juan
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    Above Images: Nadia Juan

    Date of Birth: April 1, 1967
    Age: 37 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'4, 100 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Nadia may use the name Mei-Fen Juan or Julia Juan. She has a scar on her left calf and an a brown, oval-shaped birthmark on her lower back.
    Medical Conditions: Nadia may have suicidal tendencies.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New York Police Department


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    New York State Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    CBS News


    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 14, 2009; age-progression added.

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