Above: Elyas Sayed in 2013

Above: Ibrahim Sayed in 2013

Above: Muhammad Sayed in 2013

Elyas, Ibrahim, and Muhammad Sayed

Last seen in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on November 24, 2013

Vital statistics: Elyas is a biracial (asian/white) male. He was born on June 30, 2009. Brown hair, brown eyes. He has learning difficulties and had only recently started walking; he may be in need of medical attention. Was four at the time. Ibrahim is a biracial (asian/white) male. He was born on July 14, 2007. Brown hair, brown eyes. Was six at the time. Muhammad is a biracial (asian/white) male. He was born on August 28, 2005. Brown hair, brown eyes. Was eight at the time. The children are of Saudi Arabian descent.

Circumstances: They were abducted by their non-custodial father, Majed Sayed. A photo and vital statistics are posted below. He took them on a visitation and instead of returning them to their mother, Jessica Socling, traveled to Saudi Arabia with them. A federal warrant for international parental kidnapping was issued for him on December 4, 2013. A woman, Cori Mancuso, was later arrested for making false statements to the FBI; she claimed she did not know Sayed was going to Saudi Arabia when she in fact knew his plans. Sayed claimed he took the children because they would not get a Muslim education in the US. They are still believed to be in Saudi Arabia.

Above: Majed Sayed in 2013

Vital statistics: Asian (Saudi Arabian) male. Born on June 13, 1978. Black hair, brown eyes. Was thirty-five at the time.

If you have any information as to the Sayed childrens' whereabouts, please contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 215-418-4000. 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
NamUs National Missing Persons Data System
Central PA Local News - Pennlive.com
The Peninsula Times

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