Above: Emad Ben-Mrad in 2000 (left) and an age-progressed image to 16, circa 2012 (right)

Emad Ali Ben-Mrad

Last seen in Gaithersburg, Maryland on April 7, 2000

Vital statistics: White male. Born on November 22, 1996. Brown hair, brown eyes. He has a scar on his chin and a pit in his left ear. He is hearing impaired and wears two hearing aids; he communicates by sign language and also speaks some English. Last seen wearing a tan top and green pants. Was three at the time.

Circumstances: He was abducted by his non-custodial father, Mohamed Mayssoum Ben-Mrad. A photo and vital statistics for him are posted below. A FBI felony warrant for kidnapping was issued for him on April 13, 2000. They fled to Tunisia. His mother is seeking Emad's return by fighting for custody in Tunisia, but has not won.

Above: Mohamed Ben-Mrad in 2000

Vital statistics: White (Tunisian) male. Born on December 21, 1961. Black hair, brown eyes. Was thirty-eight at the time.

If you have any information as to Emad's whereabouts, please contact the Montgomery County Police Department at 240-773-5400. Any information received can be kept confidential.

Information used to compile this case file came from the following sources:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Charley Project
The Doe Network
Cyber Pages International
NamUs National Missing Persons Data System

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