Above: Atomu Morehouse in 2010 (left) and an age-progressed image to 19, circa 2022 (right)

Atomu Imoto Morehouse

Last seen in Bellevue, Washington on June 27, 2010

Vital statistics: Biracial (asian/white) male. Born on November 11, 2003. Black hair, brown eyes. His nickname is "Mochi" and he may use the last name "Imoto." He speaks English and Japanese. He was born in New York. Was seven at the time.

Circumstances: He was abducted by his non-custodial mother, Michiyo Imoto Morehouse. A photo and vital statistics are posted below. She had divorced his father, Jeffery Morehouse, in 2007, and he had been given custody due to concerns about her alcohol usage and past violence. A restraining order was in place to prevent her from leaving the country, but she obtained a passport for her son through the Japanese embassy and fled. A federal warrant for international parental kidnapping was issued for her on September 23, 2014. They are believed to be in Japan. Japan recognized the US ruling in 2014 but their whereabouts in the country remain unknown.

Above: Michiyo Morehouse in 2010

Vital statistics: Asian (Japanese) female. Born on September 26, 1968. Brown hair, brown eyes. She may use the first names "Chi" or "Michiru" and/or the last name "Imoto." Was forty-two at the time.

If you have any information as to Atomu's whereabouts, please contact the King County Sheriff's Office at 206-296-3311. 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
Washington State Missing Persons Search
Bring Abducted Children Home
Bring Mochi Home

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