Posts tagged ‘Middle East’

Dana Rishpy, Israeli National, Disappeared After Being Seen On Video With An Unidentified Male In Tulum, Mexico

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Above and below photos of Dana Rishpy taken shortly before her 2007 disappearance

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  • Birthdate: May 26, 1982
  • Birth Place: Israel
  • Missing From: Cancun, Mexico
  • Missing Since: March 30, 2007
  • Age Then: 24
  • Age Now: 29
  • Ht: 5’7″ Wt: 120 pounds (thin frame)
  • Hair: Long Wavy Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue (described as blue-green)
  • Sex: Female Race: White
  • Nationality: Israeli
  • Other: Dana has dual citizenship of Israel and Germany.

Dana Rishpy was a 24-year-old college student when she disappeared on the night of March 30, 2007. She originally to the United States from Israel to search for a good graduate school. She then took a vacation in Cancun, Mexico and was last seen at the Mezzanine Hotel in Tulum, Mexico after attending a beach party, and was seen accompanied with an unidentified male who was drinking. Family and loved ones don’t know who the man is and authorities haven’t been able to identify him.

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Who is the unidentified man in these still-shots?

The FBI and Israeli National Police have since become involved in Dana’s disappearance. They are seeking the public’s help in identifying the man in the photos above. This information could help in locating Dana Rishpy and/or provide new information about her disappearance. The individual is wanted for questioning regarding Dana Rishpy’s disappearance. He is described as a White male with a thin/medium build, and appears to be either North American or possibly Australian although some reports state she was last seen with an American man. Authorities say he is NOT a fugitive from the law and police just want to speak to him for possible information that he might not believe is significant but may yield clues that will locate her.

A couple years after Dana disappeared a homeless man came forward claiming to have witnessed the young woman’s murder.

Dana’s case has received a good amount of attention including being featured on America’s Most Wanted

Dana constantly kept in touch with family and friends threw phone calls and the internet. After March, 2007 the phone calls completely stopped and no trace of her has ever been located.

If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Mirvat Elnady Wanted by the FBI for kidnapping her two children

MIRVAT SAFWAT ELNADY (Abductor) – Photo taken in 2007, two years before she abducted her two children.

Date(s) of Birth Used: February 23, 1970 Hair: Brown
Place of Birth: Kuwait Eyes: Black
Height: 5’3″ Weight: approximately 100 pounds
Weight: 100 pounds Sex: Female
Race: Caucasian

NOOR BOWER (Victim)

Date of Birth: February 24, 2001
Place of Birth: London, England
Height: 4’10” (at the time of his disappearance)
Weight: 80 pounds (at the time of his disappearance)
Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Sex: Male Race: Caucasian
Relation: Non-Custodial child
Other: Noor has a white birthmark on the back of his left leg. He has a light to medium complexion.

RAMSAY BOWER (Victim)

Date of Birth: January 16, 2003
Place of Birth: London, England
Height: 4’1″ Weight: 60 pounds (prior)
Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Sex: Male Race: Caucasian
Relation: Non-Custodial Child
Other: Ramsay has a burn scar on the top of his left thigh. He has a light to medium complexion.

Mirvat Safwat Elnady is wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigations for the kidnapping her two children from Newton, Massachusetts (USA) — She is divorced from the father of the boys, who had sole legal custody of them.

On August 11, 2009, in the middle of a scheduled weekly visitation, Elnady traveled to Egypt with her two sons, Noor Bower and Ramsay Bower. When she failed to return the children an arrest warrant was issued on August 19, 2009 by Newton District Court and she was charged with two counts of kidnapping of a minor. Elnady was charged with international parental kidnapping and a federal arrest warrant was issued in the United States District Court, Boston, Massachusetts, on December 1, 2009.

Elnady is believed to have travelled to Egypt.

Elnady has used multiple aliases which include:

Abedelmoney Elnady
Miruat Safwatelnady
Miruat Safwatelnady Abdelmoneh Elnady
Mirvat S. Elnady-Bower
Mirvat S. Elnady
Mirvat El-Nady Bower
Mirvat El-Nady Abdelmoneh
Mirual Safwatelnady Abdelmoneh

Click here for an article published in 2011 by the Boston Herald regarding this case.

For more information on parental abduction and what actions should be taken if you’ve found yourself in this situation, please visit Parental Abduction Recovery Site

Click FBI’s Most Wanted Parental Kidnappers to view other cases.

If you have any information concerning this person, please contact: Federal Bureau of Investigation (Massachusetts) 1-617-742-5533 and/or your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. Or submit a tip by clicking here.

Parents Of Missing Journalist, James Foley, Who Was Kidnapped By Syria Gunmen On Thanksgiving Day, Speak Out

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Photo James Foley which was taken in Aleppo, Syria, in July, 2012

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Photo of Diane & John Foley, parents of  James Foley who are appealing for his safe release after not hearing word from him in over six weeks after the reporter was allegedly abducted by unknown gunmen in Northern Syria

James Foley also known as “Jim” to family and friends, is a 39-year-old Boston Native and foreign freelancer who was kidnapped in northern Syria on Thanksgiving Day.

According to reports, parents John & Diane Foley from Rochester, NH, say their son was in northern Syria covering the civil war for Agence France Presse when he was kidnapped on November 22nd by unidentified Syria gunmen near the village of Taftanaz, in the northern province of Idlib.

“We just don’t know anything,” Diane Foley said. “We don’t know who has him.”

Initially, the Foley’s had chosen against reporting the incident and appealing for help, hoping it would help with their son’s release. But over one month later, after not hearing word, the concerned family have decided to come out with his abduction, and appeal to his kidnappers for his safe return.

They have also created a website, http://www.freejamesfoley.org, and have asked the public for help by signing their petition.

The website comes less than one year after the Foley’s launched a very similar appeal when James was kidnapped by pro-Gaddafi (Government) Forces. He was held captive in Libya for six weeks before being released.

‘We want Jim to come safely home, or at least we need to speak with him to know he’s okay,’ said John Foley, the father of James Foley.

‘Jim is an objective journalist and we appeal for the release of Jim unharmed. To the people who have Jim, please contact us so we can work together toward his release.’

According to Huffingtonpost, twenty-eight journalists were killed in Syria in 2012, including South African photographer Anton Hammerl, who was shot during their capture and left to die in the desert.  The deaths in Syria alone has prompted the Committee to Protect Journalists to name Syria the most dangerous country in the world to work in last year