Ezra Lok Lui- California- 1999 Feb 6, 2019 4:07:14 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Feb 6, 2019 4:07:14 GMT -5
(Above: Left: Ezra, circa 1999; Right: Age-progression to age 16 (circa 2013). Photo Credits: Charley Project and/or National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
Missing Child or Adult Profile as of February 6th, 2019: (Based on Charley Project and/or NCMEC's missingkids.org website)
Missing Since: 11/13/1999
Missing From: Irvine, California
Date of Birth: 8/16/1997
Age (at time of disappearance): 2 years old
Age (as of 2/6/2019): 21 years old
Height and Weight (at time of disappearance): 1'6, 32 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Ezra is missing an upper front tooth. He is of Chinese and Japanese descent. He may use the name Yuya Kawamura.
TIPS: Anyone having information should call 1-800-THE-LOST or the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office at 1-213-974-3931
From The Charley Project:
Details of Disappearance
Ezra's father, Samuel Lui, had sole custody of him at the time of his disappearance, because his mother, Terumi Kakiuchi, was arrested for spousal abuse in June 1999. Ezra and Samuel lived in Irvine, California.
On November 13, 1999, Samuel allowed Kakiuchi to have an overnight visit with Ezra. She never returned him; she fled instead, taking Ezra to Japan. Photographs and vital statistics for Kakiuchi are unavailable. She may also use the name Satori Kawamura.
Samuel petitioned the Japanese authorities to recognize his custodial rights. The family court in Japan did acknowledge his rights, but they only permitted him to see Ezra for three hours a year.
Samuel hasn't had contact with his son since February 2004, although he claims he continued to pay child support to Kakiuchi. Ezra is believed to be living with his mother in Osaka, Japan.
NCMEC link: api.missingkids.org/poster/NCMC/890449
Thoughts? This is completely unfair to Ezra's father who not only didn't get to see his son but also pays child support! I hope now that Ezra is an adult he tries to make contact with his father on his own. Since he's still on the missingkids.org website, it does seem his whereabouts are still technically unknown which is why I'm making a profile for him. (Ezra is an adult who can only be located as opposed to "recovered" now but it would be nice to know he's safe).
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