Above: Ezra Lui in 1999 (left) and an age-progressed image to 16, circa 2013 (right)
Ezra Lok Lui
Last seen in Irvine, California on November 13, 1999
Vital statistics: Asian male. Born on August 16, 1997. Black hair, brown eyes. He is missing an upper front tooth. He is of Chinese and Japanese descent. He may use the alias first name "Yuyu," the alias last name "Kakiuchi," or the alias name "Yuya Kawamura." Was two at the time.
Circumstances: He is being concealed by his non-custodial mother, Terumi Kakiuchi. A photo and vital statistics are posted below. At the time of the abduction, Ezra's father, Samuel Lui, had sole custody of him due to Kakiuchi being arrested for spousal abuse in June 1999. He allowed her to have an overnight visitation with Ezra and she then fled with him to Japan. His father petitioned the courts in Japan to recognize the US ruling and while they recognized it he was only granted three hours a year visitation with his son. They are still believed to be in Osaka, Japan.
Above: Terumi Kakiuchi in 1999
Vital statistics: Asian (Japanese) female. Born on October 13, 1959. Black hair, brown eyes. Her ears are pierced. Was forty at the time.
If you have any information as to Ezra's whereabouts, please contact the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office at 213-974-3931. 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 Doe Network
The Charley Project
California Missing Persons Registry
Bring Abducted Children Home
NamUs National Missing Persons Data System
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