Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
The child was last seen at approximately 9:00 p.m. on October 2, 2008 at the Marathon Gas Station in Detroit, Michigan. The child was reported missing by her mother's boyfriend, Jamrul Hussain. Jamrul alleges that he stopped at a gas station shortly after 9 p.m. to fuel up, buy some gum and pick up some juice for the child. When he went into the store at 9:02 p.m., the girl vanished. Mere moments later, after leaving the store at 9:06 p.m., Jamrul hurried back in, claiming that Tangena was no longer in the car. He told investigators his car was locked at the time the girl went missing. Police said they found no signs of forced entry into the car.
Surveillance tape shows the man entering and leaving the gas station, but did not show the car or the child. Police say Jamrul then left the store and went to pick up Tangena's mother, Nilufa Begum, who was at work at a nearby mall. At approximately 9:30 p.m., the pair filed an official police report, stating that Tangena was gone and they didn't know what could have possibly happened to her. Begun told police only she and Hussain saw Tangena in the week leading up to her October 2 disappearance.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Detroit Police Department
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children