Above: Hana Scordato in 2005 (left) and a picture circa 2006 (right)
Last seen in Newark, New Jersey on December 17, 2005
Vital statistics: Biracial (asian/white) female. Born on October 4, 2004. Brown hair, brown eyes. She may use the last name "Kataoka." Was one at the time.
Circumstances: She was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Rumi Kataoka. A photo and vital statistics are posted below. They were last seen at the Newark airport on the above date; her father had allowed Hana and her mother to visit Gifu City, Japan. The mother contacted the father on January 27, 2006 but has not been heard from since. They are believed to still be in Japan. There is currently a bench warrant for the mother's arrest.
Above: Rumi Kataoka in 2005
Vital statistics: Asian (Japanese) female. Born on May 7 1968. Brown hair, brown eyes. She has a slender build. She suffers from slight scoliosis and has a history of depression and alcohol abuse. Was thirty-eight at the time.
If you have any information as to Scordato's whereabouts, please contact the Wayne Township Police Department at 973-694-1800. 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
New Jersey State Police
NamUs National Missing Persons Data System
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