Above: Helena De Noguiera Ferrao in 2015
Above: Henrique De Noguiera Ferrao in 2015
Helena Georgette Kituku and Henrique Rafael Kituku De Nogueira Ferrao
Last seen in Long Beach, California on March 12, 2015
Vital statistics: Helena is a biracial (black/white) female. She was born on November 2, 2010. Brown hair, brown eyes. Was four at the time. Henrique is a biracial (black/white) male. He was born on December 26, 2011. Brown hair, brown eyes. Was three at the time.
Circumstances: They were abducted by their non-custodial mother, Colette Okanya. A photo and vital statistics are posted below. She claimed she was going to take them to Uganda for a five week vacation but did not return them to their father, Charles De Nogueira Ferrao, in the United States. A felony warrant for child custody deprivation was issued for her on August 25, 2015. They may still be in Uganda or have traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Above: Colette Okanya in 2015
Vital statistics: Black (Congolese) female. Born on August 29, 1976. Brown hair, brown eyes. She may use the alias names "Sheila Komuntale" or "Kanyunyuzi Okanya." Was thirty-eight at the time.
If you have any information as to the De Noguiera Ferrao childrens' whereabouts, please contact the Long Beach Police Department at 562-435-6711. Any information received can be kept confidential.
Information used to compile this casefile came from the following resources:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Charley Project
My Kidnapped Helena & Henrique De Nogueira Ferrao – Fighting To Rescue My Children From Uganda-Africa
Rescuing Helena & Henri
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