Amena Mohammed El Sayed
Amena, approximately 2006; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 16 (approximately 2018); Mohammed El Sayed
Date reported missing : 01/22/2006
Missing location (approx) :
South Orange, New Jersey
Missing classification : Family Abduction
Gender : Female
DOB : 08/16/2002 (18)
Age at the time of disappearance: 3 years old
Height / Weight : 3'0, 40 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. Black hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Amena was last seen in South Orange, New Jersey on January 22, 2006. She was abducted by her non-custodial father, Mohammed El Sayed. A felony warrant was issued for him on January 24, 2006 and an FBI warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued for him on September 13, 2006.
A photo of Mohammed is posted with this case summary. His DOB : is December 27, 1967, making him 38 years old at the time of Amena's abduction. He's described as Caucasian, 5'4 and 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Mohammed's last name may be spelled "El Seyed" or "Elseyed." He has a scar on the tip of his index finger.
Amena and Mohammed are believed to traveled to Saudi Arabia in June 2006. They could be in that country or in Egypt. The child's whereabouts are unknown and her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
South Orange Police Department
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Newark, New Jersey Office
September 2021 updates and sources
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
New Jersey State Police
October 12, 2004. September 10, 2018; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression updated.