North American Missing Persons Network
Shanaz Sathi Zakia

Above Images: Zakia, circa 2002

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 29, 2002 from Tukwila, King County, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 10, 1973
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 5'2"
  • Weight: 120 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Asian; Bangladeshi
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Pierced ears.
  • AKA: Sathi
  • Case Number: 02-7196

  • Details of Disappearance
    A friend of Sathi's last spoke with her on October 29, 2002. She said she was going to meet her husband the next morning to get her wedding ornaments and other jewelry. Zakia's husband told detectives he had not seen his wife since she moved out of their apartment on October 12, 2002. However, a bank teller told detectives that Zakia and her husband visited the bank together on October 29th to withdraw $1,500 from their joint account to wire transfer to Zakia's family in Bangladesh.

    Zakia went missing just two days before a court hearing that would likely have issued her a permanent protection order against her 33-year-old husband. She did not show up for the scheduled court hearing on October 31, and her green 2001 Lexus was found parked and locked in front of a business in a industrial/commercial area.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Tukwila Police Department
    Detective Roth

    Source Information
    Tukwila Police Department
    King County Journal