Missing Zabullah Alam located 2020

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Missing Zabullah Alam

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: June 25, 1998 from Groveton, Virginia

Type: Endangered Missing

Date of Birth: August 30, 1975 Age at disappearance: 22 years old

Height and weight : 5'8, 140 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Dark brown hair, brown eyes. Alam was born in Afghanistan. His nickname is Zabe (sometimes spelled "Zabi"). Some agencies may spell Alam's first name "Zabiuflah" or "Zabiullah." Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white dress shirt, black pants and a blue flowered tie.

Details of disappearance and psychic work by Brian Ladd (login to view entire case )


Alam was last seen on June 25, 1998. At 5:00 p.m. he left a friend's home and was driving to Union Station in Washington, D.C. for a landscaping job interview with a prospective employer. At 6:00 p.m., while he was on the way there, the police stopped him in the 1200 block of F Street Northwest in Washington D.C. and cited him for failure to wear a seat belt. He has never been heard from again.
Alam had learned about the landscaping job from a flier that had been shoved under his front door. The job paid $11 an hour and offered benefits. He called the listed number and talked to someone named "Mr. Felliece." Alam made arrangements to meet Felliece's secretary at Union Station for the interview.
Alam was driving a red 1985 BMW with the Virginia license plate number ZAK-9953, which was recovered on July 28 in Lanham, Maryland near Temple Hills. The vehicle was parked near the Cedar Ridge apartment complex. There was no sign of Alam at the scene. He never picked up his last paycheck from his job and at the time of his disappearance he was carrying no credit cards, no passport and very little cash. He was in the process of becoming a United States citizen in 1998.

On June 15, Alam testified at Wills's preliminary hearing and identified him as the burglar. That same evening, Wills called with his brother, who was in prison. In their recorded conversation, he said he had a plan to prevent Alam from testifying, and mentioned fliers. He made a few more calls to his brother over the next few days and said he was going to "get" Alam and "hurt him" and was preparing his plan. Alam disappeared ten days after the preliminary hearing.
In November 1999, Wills was charged with kidnapping in Alam's case. In December, he was charged with interstate stalking resulting in death. He was in federal prison serving a twelve-year sentence for an unrelated robbery at the time. Authorities believe he lured Alam by printing a flier advertising a fake landscaping job, then killed him to prevent him from testifying at the burglary trial. They determined the phone number listed on the flier connected to a cellular phone Wills had purchased. He represented himself and was convicted in October 2001, after a three-week trial, and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Alam was a server at the Fish Market restaurant in the Old Town section of Alexandria, Virginia in 1998. He was also a student at Northern Virginia Community College.









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