Ghada Said- Texas- 1999 Jul 10, 2015 7:23:06 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Jul 10, 2015 7:23:06 GMT -5
(Above: Ghada Abdel Fattah, suspected parental abductor Said: Photo Credit: billwarnermyblog.files.wordpress.com)
(Above: Iman Almetnawy in 1999 (left) and an age-progressed image to 14, circa 2011 (right) Photo credit: Forthelost.org)
(Above: Yousef Almetnawy in 1999 (left) and an age-progressed image to 17, circa 2012 (right) Photo Credit: Forthelost.org)
Ghada Abdel Fattah Said is wanted for kidnapping her two children, Iman and Youself Almetnaway, from their Texas residence in 1999. She is also the sister of AMW/Hunt/FBI Top 10 fugitive Yaser Abdel Said. And it is speculated he is possibly with her and her children. Although I received a claim from a long-time viewer I can't prove that Ghada Said may have been aired on AMW or at least profiled on it's website, even if she never was on AMW, she is the sister of an AMW-aired fugitive who is possibly part of this case, which is why I'm placing this case in the fugitives on tv section.
Below is the (very, very slightly edited) Charley Project description of the case:
Yousef and his sister Iman were abducted by their mother, Ghada Abdel Fattah Said, from their Euless, Texas home on August 25, 1999. A photograph of Ghada and her vital statistics are posted below this case summary. A felony warrant was issued for her on November 17, 1999, nearly three months after she abducted Yousef and Iman. She had custody of them at the time she took them, but by leaving with the children she deprived their father, Hirsham Almetnawy, of his visitation rights. Ghada, Iman and Yousef may be traveling in a silver 1989 Honda CRS with the Texas license plate number YCJ05P. They may be in New York, Tennessee, California, or Egypt.
Ghada's brother, Yaser Abdel Said, a taxi driver who lived in Lewisville, Texas, was charged with murder on January 2, 2008. He allegedly murdered his two daughters, Amina and Sarah Said, by shooting them in his taxicab in Irving, Texas. Amina was 18 at the time of her death and Sarah was 17; their mother is an American. The motive was reportedly because the girls had become "too American" and were dating non-Muslim boys. Because of this, the girls' murders are considered "honor killings." Amina and Sarah had previously accused him of sexual abuse and he had threatened them before.
Yaser fled after his daughters' murders, taking his passport and $9,000 in cash. A photo of him is posted below this case summary. Before the murders he was usually armed, carrying a gun in his taxicab and a knife or other weapon on his person. Yaser has both American and Egyptian passports and ties to New York, Virginia and Egypt, and he frequents IHOP and Denny's chain restaurants.
In spite of extensive national publicity, Yaser has not been located or arrested since them murders. Authorities believe he may be traveling with his sister, niece and nephew; photographs of Ghada and the children were found at his home after the murders. Yaser is considered armed and dangerous and if he is with Ghada, Iman and Yousef, they would be in danger.
Yousef was born in Bedford, Texas. His whereabouts and his sister's are unknown and their cases remain unsolved.
(Above: Yaser Said, brother of Ghada Said Credit: Charley Project)
Thoughts? I figured now was a perfect time to add this case considering Yaser Said will be the debut fugitive when The Hunt returns for season 2 this Sunday. Would be pretty amazing if in addition to the direct capture of Yaser Said, the show unexpectedly catches another fugitive and recovers two children. I'm not sure if I believe Yaser and his sister are hiding out together, considering Yaser went on the run much, much later. However, I do agree the possibility must be looked into.
Admin Note #1: Based on missingkids.org poster, our advice for anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ghada Said or her two missing children would be to please call the NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) at 1-800-THE-LOST or the Euless Police Department (Texas) at 1-817-685-1526
Admin Note #2: If you have any news-related updates on this case, please contact us here: amwfans.com/thread/1662/website-contact-form