Arielle Isabella Buday
Arielle, approximately 2008; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 7 (approximately 2010); Jepke Marie Buday
Date reported missing : 10/28/2008
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Family Abduction
Gender : Female
DOB : 09/05/2003 (17)
Age at the time of disappearance: 5 years old
Height / Weight : 3'5, 47 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Arielle disappeared from Gainesville, Florida on October 28, 2008. Authorities believe she was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Jepke Marie Buday.
A photograph of Jepke is posted below this case summary. Her DOB : is December 23, 1975, making her 32 years old at the time of Arielle's abduction. She's described as Caucasian, 5'5 to 5'7 and 130 to 209 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. Jepke's ears are pierced and she has a tattoo of the word "sunshine" on her ankle. She speaks English and Dutch.
Jepke and Arielle may be in Belgium; Jepke has dual nationality in Belgium and the United States. The child's whereabouts are unknown and her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Gainesville Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
October 12, 2004. May 28, 2011; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression added.