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Find Missing Cary Daniel Sayegh!

Find Missing Cary Daniel Sayegh!

Find Missing Cary Daniel Sayegh!
He was on the playground.
He was playing, no doubt.
Then he was gone.
Witnesses stay they saw him
Get into an unknown vehicle.
It has been 41 years
Since his loved ones last saw him.
It has been 41 years
Since his loved ones last heard from him.
Where is this long-term missing child?

Find Missing Cary Daniel Sayegh!

Find Missing Cary Daniel Sayegh!

Missing Person: Cary Daniel Sayegh
Missing Since
Missing From
Las Vegas, Nevada
Non-Family Abduction
Date of Birth
11/12/1971 (48 years old current age)
Age when last seen
6 years old
Height and Weight
4’2, 65 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description
Brown pants, brown leather shoes, and a white t-shirt with “Las Vegas Quicksilvers” imprinted on the front.
Distinguishing Characteristics
Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Cary has a small scar on the right side of his forehead near his hairline. He was born with three extra toes on each foot and had them surgically removed at age three months, with resulting scarring. He had a gap between his upper front teeth at the time of his disappearance.

Find Missing Cary Daniel Sayegh!

Cary Daniel Sayegh was last seen in a playground. It was located in the area of the Albert Einstein Hebrew Day School in the 1600 block of east Oakley Boulevard. This incident occurred in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 25, 1978. His classmates told authorities that he entered an unidentified vehicle on the school’s property during their lunchtime recess. He has never been heard from again.

Cary’s parents, Sol and Marilyn Sayegh, received a ransom call from a male individual three hours after his son disappeared. The man demanded $500,000 for Cary’s return, then claimed he would call again in two days with instructions as to how the ransom should be paid. The individual never contacted the family again.

Authorities quickly ruled out all of Cary’s family members as suspects in his case. They believed one of Cary’s father’s former employees was responsible for his son’s disappearance and the ransom call.

Jerald Howard “Jerry” Burgess was eventually convicted of the sexual assault on a woman at the Albert Einstein Hebrew Day School. The attack had taken place the week before Cary vanished from the same locale.

Several of Cary’s classmates identified Burgess as the man driving the vehicle Cary entered the day of his disappearance. Burgess said he was there, but only to deliver a lunch to his girlfriend’s son, who was a friend of Cary’s.

Other witnesses identified Burgess’s voice as that of the ransom caller. He told investigators the location of one of Cary’s shoes off Mohave Road in Las Vegas, but claimed that the child’s abductors gave him the information when he acted as a go-between with them and the Sayegh family. Burgess maintained his innocence in Cary’s abduction.

In 1982, Burgess was charged with kidnapping Cary. He claimed that he believed Cary was alive and residing in Israel after his trial, but he failed to provide evidence to support his statement. A jury acquitted him of all charges, citing a lack of evidence implicating him.

Burgess was arrested in October 2000 after he sold an illegal weapon to an undercover agent. As a convicted felon, he is legally forbidden to possess any kind of firearm or ammunition. During the preceding 18-month investigation into his criminal activities, Burgess also allegedly offered to dispose of a body near the location of Cary’s supposed grave.

Burgess claimed that he could weld the body into a steel drum, and reportedly said he had killed Cary and disposed of his remains in that way in 1978. He rented welding equipment several days before Cary disappeared. He has not faced additional charges in Cary’s case, but he was convicted of the firearms charges and sentenced to eleven years in prison.

Cary’s father, Sol Sayegh, was under indictment for conspiracy to bribe a public official at the time Cary disappeared. Prosecutors dropped the charges against him after Cary’s abduction, but his alleged co-conspirators were convicted.

Sol owned a successful carpet business at the time of his son’s abduction. He sold it in the 1990s and amassed $7.2 million in gambling debts to local casinos.

Facing serious criminal charges from bounced checks, Sol fled from the United States to Israel in 1999. He eventually returned and reached a settlement with the casinos, and the criminal complaints against him were dropped. Sol and Marilyn are now divorced, and Sol still lives in Las Vegas.

Authorities said that they received a tip that Cary was living in Boston, Massachusetts in the 1990s. His case was reopened in 1999.

Investigators continue to believe that he was the victim of foul play and are still searching for his remains. Burgess remains the prime suspect in Cary’s disappearance. His abduction is unsolved.

Find Missing Cary Daniel Sayegh!

Cary Daniel Sayegh has been missing for 41 years. His abduction was witnessed. Unfortunately, a report says he was acquitted in Cary’s case, decades ago. So I’m confused, but encouraged, that he remains the prime suspect, because of double jeopardy law. Though he cannot be tried again for Cary’s disappearance, the child need and his family need answers and justice. Was anyone else involved in Cary’s abduction? Cary is likely not alive, and the suspect will not tell where he he is. Someone knows something!

Did someone approach Cary, groom him, and lure him to vanish in order to be in their company? Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Cary Daniel Sayegh? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) who may be involved in his disappearance?

Find Missing Cary Daniel Sayegh!
Contact Information

If you think you know the whereabouts of Cary Daniel Sayegh, BEFORE TAKING ANY ACTION, please contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (Nevada) – Missing Persons Unit 1-702-229-3111. You may contact the
FBI Las Vegas (NV): 1-702-385-1281. You may contact your local law enforcement agency or the California Department of Justice at 1-800-222-FIND (24 hour nationwide toll-free Hotline). You may contact 1-916-210-3119 or email the Office at missing.persons@doj.ca.gov. Or you can leave your tip online: Click here to leave your tip online.
You may contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678.

NCMEC Case Number: 601891
NamUs Case Number: MP6632
Agency Case Number: 78-63887
OAG Case Number: LV7A-494

Cary Daniel Sayegh has a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children poster. Click here to view it.
Cary Daniel Sayegh has a NamUs profile. Click here to view it.
Cary Daniel Sayegh has a California Attorney General’s Office profile. Click here to view it.
This his a detailed FIND A GRAVE memorial page for this missing child. Click here to learn more.
This is a WEBSLEUTHS page for this missing child. Click here to learn more.
This is a JAMISON’S WEBBSLEUTHS page for this missing child. Click here to learn more.
This article was published after this missing child reached his 40th annual missing date. Click here to learn more.
The above information is found on Cary Daniel Sayegh’s Charley Project page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.


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