North American Missing Persons Network
Sam Ali Tabaja

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Above Images: Tabaja, circa 1997; Age-progressed to 16

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 10, 1997 from Ferndale, Michigan
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: April 27, 1994
  • Age: 2
  • Height: 2'2"
  • Weight: 40 lbs
  • Hair Color: Sandy
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male

  • Details of Disappearance
    Sam was abducted by his non-custodial father, Ali Ibrahim Tabaja. Sam's mother was awarded custody of him and allowed his father to visit him frequently.
    A warrant for International Parental Kidnapping was issued for the abductor on February 19, 1997. However, Ali Ibrahim Tabaja has a large circle of friends
    and relatives in Lebanon who have helped to protect him. Sam's mother, Zohra Tabaja, has traveled to Lebanon and was allowed to visit with her son for
    half an hour. During the visit, she was surrounded by bodyguards. Zohra has been informed that she will never see Sam again, and she has heard nothing
    since her visit.

    Above Image Ali Ibrahim Tabaja

  • Date Of Birth: January 12, 1970
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scars on back

  • Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

    Source Information
    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    U.S House of Representatives