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Find Missing Jamil Abdul’Faruq!

Find Missing Jamil Abdul'Faruq!

Find missing Jamil Abdul’Faruq!
He has been missing for over 28 years.
And his case has received little publicity.
Where is he?
And what happened to Jamil Abdul’Faruq?

Find Missing Jamil Abdul’Faruq!

Find missing Jamil Abdul’Faruq! Jamil Abdul’Faruq has been missing since April 16, 1990. His case is classified as a Non-Family Abduction. And he is missing out of Richmond, Virginia. Jamil was born on August 12. And he was seven years old when last seen. Today he is 35 years old. Upon his disappearance, this missing boy was 4’5″ and weighed 47 pounds. Jamil is an African-American male. His hair is black and his eyes are brown.

More physical description is available. Jamil is described as having a scar on his right eyebrow. And he has a mole on his temple above his left ear. At the time of his disappearance, Jamil had a small gap between his upper front teeth. When last seen, this missing boy was wearing a batman t-shirt and blue jeans. He was also wearing a gray and red fleece baseball jacket. And he was wearing white sneakers.

Find Missing Jamil Abdul’Faruq!

Jamal Abdul’Faruq’s stepmother dropped him and his eight-year-old brother, Basil, off. She dropped them off at their mother’s apartment. The apartment was located in the 1700 block Clarkson Road on April 16, 1990. The boys went outside to play in the front yard at 2:30 p.m. while their mother, Tambra Ellis, went to sleep inside. She had worked the night shift the day before. Ellis woke up after a nap, searched for her sons, but couldn’t find them. When she had looked for them for forty-five minutes without result, she contacted the police. The boys never returned to their apartment.

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Jamil’s Brother Found Murdered

Three days later, authorities discovered Basil’s fully clothed body. The child’s body was found in a Chesterfield County landfill ten miles from their home. Basil had been bound, gagged and stabbed twice in the back, and his skull had been fractured postmortem. His killer placed his remains in a plastic garbage bag and put in a dumpster, and from there his body was taken to the landfill. There was no sign of Jamal at the scene and he has never been heard from again.

Find Missing Jamil Abdul’Faruq!

Following the discovery of Basil’s body, investigators detained the boys’ father, Everett Abdul’Faruq. They detained him for three hours. Court documents indicated that authorities initially believed the child was injured or killed inside his father’s residence. A search of the property failed to produce any evidence to support the theory. Everett has never been implicated in connection with his sons’ cases, although he did refuse to take a lie detector test, saying it was contrary to his Muslim religious beliefs. Eventually both of Jamal’s parents were ruled out as suspects in his disappearance and Basil’s murder.

Jamal Abdul’Faruq’s favorite food in 1990 was pizza, and he enjoyed playing and watching basketball and watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles videos. He was in the second grade at E.S.H. Green Elementary School at the time of his disappearance. Authorities believe it’s possible he’s still alive. His case remains unsolved.

Find Missing Jamil Abdul’Faruq!

Jamil Abdul’Faruq has been missing for over 28 years. Authorities believe that he is still alive. That would indeed be wonderful. But if he is, where is Jamil? In all these years, has someone (s) been raising him under a different name and identity? If that is so, does he remember these seven years before that happened? It would not be as though he were abducted as a baby. His body was never found, so Jamil may be alive somewhere. But where is he? Can you by any chance be Jamil Abdul’Faraq? Or do you know someone (s) who fits his description?

Do you have any anyinformation concerning the whereabouts of Jamil Abdul’Faruq? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) responsible for his disappearance? If you have any information, please contact the Richmond Police Department at: 804-780-6748. 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: 737806
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Jamil Abdul’Faruq has a National Center for MIssing and EXploited Children poster. Click here to view it.
This is a blog post about Jamil Abdul’Faruq’s disappearance. Click here and learn more.
This article was written after Jamil Abdul’Faruq’s 19th annual missing date. Click here and learn more.
This is a page devoted to Jamil Abdul’Faruq’s disappearance. Click here and learn more.
The above information is found on Jamil Abdul’Faruq’s Charley Project Page.I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.
The top photo is courtesy of NamUs.


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