Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
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.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
U.S House of Representatives