Find Missing Hamza Ali!

Find Missing Hamza Ali!

Find missing Hamza Ali!
It has been over five long months.
And this baby boy has never been seen or heard from again.
Was he unfortunate enough
To be born into the wrong family?
Where is Hamza Ali?

Find Missing Hamza Ali!

Find Missing Hamza Ali!

Missing Since
Missing From
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Endangered Missing
Date of Birth
01/08/2013 (5 to 6 years old)
Age when last seen
7 months
Height and Weight
2’1, 12 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics
African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes.

Find Missing Hamza Ali!

Hamza was reported missing from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania on August 6, 2013. He lived with his mother, Zainab Gaal, and Gaal’s boyfriend, Ummad Rushdi.

His mother called the police to say she, her son and Rushdi had been visiting Rushdi’s parents. They were visiting in the 6600 block of Chestnut Street in Upper Darby for the weekend. At that time, Rushdi took the baby and vanished. She suggested they went back to York, Pennsylvania. It is a town 90 miles away from Upper Darby where they lived.

Rushdi was arrested at his home in York at 2:30 A.M. on August 7. And he was charged with kidnapping and other offenses, but Hamza wasn’t with him. He told the arresting officer the baby was “with God.”

Authorities told the media they believed Hamza was dead. And they launched a search for his body at sites in the York and Lancaster areas of Pennsylvania. After Rushdi abducted the baby he’d gotten his vehicle stuck in the mud near the intersection of Routes 30 and 441 in Columbia, Pennsylvania. And authorities believe he initially buried Hamza’s body near that spot but moved it later.

Rushdi allegedly told his brother he had killed Hamza by shaking him because the baby wouldn’t stop crying. He has a prior criminal record for disorderly conduct, trespassing and making terroristic threats.

Gaal stated Rushdi had abused her. He forced her into an illegal marriage ceremony and kept her captive. He never allowed her to leave the house alone. And he “tortured” Hamza. She and her child lived with him, his brother and some other relatives. They also lived with some boarders in the 900 block of Castle Pond Drive in York.

Late in August, Rushdi was additionally charged with Hamza’s murder. He was also charged with kidnapping to facilitate a felony and inflict injury or terror. He was also charged with concealment of a child’s whereabouts, tampering with evidence, and abuse of a corpse. He confessed the murder to police, stating he wrapped the baby’s body in a sheet and buried it under branches in the York, Pennsylvania area. He said they would never be able to find the body.

Authorities plan to seek the death penalty against him. In September 2017, Rushdi was declared incompetent to stand trial. Two mental health experts testified. One diagnosed Rushdi with a schizotypal personality disorder. And the other said he had schizophrenia. He will be held at Norristown State Hospital until he is declared competent.

Foul play is suspected in Hamza’s case due to the circumstances involved. His body has never been located.

Find Missing Hamza Ali!

Baby Hamza Ali has been missing for five years and five months. If he were alive, he would be six years old. Sadly, the circumstances indicate that this Hamza will never be found safe or alive. Even though authorities are looking for his body, those who love Hamza need answers. He deserves justice. We know who was responsible for his disappearance. But where is Hamza? Do you have any information about his whereabouts? Do you have any information about the suspect,
Ummad Rushdi?

If you have any information, please contact the Upper Darby Police Department at: (610) 734-7693. You may contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678. You may call 9-1-1 or your local police.

NCMEC Case Number: 1251042
NamUs Case Number: MP29605
Agency Case Number: 13-31793

Hamza Ali has a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children poster. The above image is courtesy of this profile. Click here to view it.
Hamza Ali has a NamUs profile. Click here to view it.
This is a Pennsylvania Missing Alert for Hamza Ali. Click here to view it.
This is a detailed article about Hamza Ali’s search. Click here to learn more.
This is an article about the the investigation into Hamza Ali’s disappearance, complete with photos. Click here to learn more.
This is a fairly detailed article about the investigation into Hamza Ali’s disappearance. Click here to learn more.
This is a fairly detailed article about the case of Hamza Ali and the suspect. Click here to learn more.
This is a Websleuths page for Hamza Ali, mostly links to the many article published about his case. Click here to learn more.
The above information is found on Hamza Ali’s Charley Project page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.

I'm a Christian, meaning that I have a relationship with God, through trust in His Son Jesus. Through this website, which is currently the only website I have, It is a full-time job to give myself to this website, which includes updating cases. I seek to broadcast missing people, unidentified people, and crime victims. These include those of all ages, races, religions, and walks of life. If you see something on here that needs an update, please contact me. Thank you.

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