Missing Jamal Abdul'Faruq
Top Row and Bottom Left: Jamal, approximate date 1990;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 31 (approximate date 2013)
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: April 16, 1990 from Richmond, Virginia
Missing person classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date of Birth: August 12, 1982 Age at disappearance: 7 years old
Weight and Height: 4'5, 47 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Jamal has a scar on his right eyebrow and a mole on his temple above his left ear. He had a small gap between his upper front teeth at the time of his disappearance. Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black Batman t-shirt, blue jeans, a gray and red fleece baseball jacket and white sneakers.
Details of Disappearance and Psychic Results (login to view) (login to view)
Jamal's stepmother dropped him and his eight-year-old brother, Basil, off at their mother's apartment in the 1700 block Clarkson Road on April 16, 1990. The boys went outside to play in the front yard at 2:30 p.m. while their mother, Tambra Ellis, went to sleep inside. She had worked the night shift the day before. Ellis woke up after a nap, searched for her sons, but couldn't find them. When she had looked for them for forty-five minutes without result, she contacted the police. The boys never returned to their apartment. A photo of Basil is posted below this case summary.
Three days later, authorities discovered Basil's fully clothed body in a Chesterfield County landfill ten miles from their home. Basil had been bound, gagged and stabbed twice in the back, and his skull had been fractured postmortem. His killer placed his remains in a plastic garbage bag and put in a dumpster, and from there his body was taken to the landfill. There was no sign of Jamal at the scene and he has never been heard from again.
Jamal's favorite food in 1990 was pizza, and he enjoyed playing and watching basketball and watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles videos. He was in the second grade at E.S.H. Green Elementary School at the time of her disappearance. Authorities believe it's possible he's still alive. His case opened 2018 by Psychic Brian Ladd.