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    CA - Zehra Attari, 55, Oakland, 7 Nov 2005

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    Classification: Endangered Missing Adult
    Date of Birth: 1950-05-05
    Date Missing: 2005-11-07
    From City/State: Oakland, CA
    Missing From (Country): USA
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 55
    Gender: Female
    Race: Ea. Indian
    Height: 64 inches
    Weight: 135 pounds
    Hair Color: Black
    Eye Color: Brown
    Complexion: Medium
    Glasses/Contacts Description: Glasses with dark metal frames and round lenses.
    Identifying Characteristics: Pierced ears, top and bottom dental bridges.
    Clothing: Blue sweater, navy blue pants, black slip on shoes.

    Circumstances of Disappearance:
    Unknown. Zehra was last seen at approximately 5:00pm in the 2700 block of International Blvd. in Oakland, CA. Her vehicle is also missing and is described as a gray 2001 4-door Honda Accord with CA Lic# 4MUH810.

    Investigative Agency:
    San Jose Police Department
    Phone: (408) 277-4786
    Investigative Case #: 053119543
    NCIC #: M-145302302

    National Center for Missing Adults

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    E. Oakland doctor reported missing

    Pediatrician was at work Monday but never arrived at meeting in Alameda

    Updated: 11/09/2005

    OAKLAND San Jose and Oakland police are looking for a pediatrician missing since Monday evening, when she apparently left her Fruitvale district medical office for a meeting in Alameda.
    Police say 55-year-old Dr. Zehra Attari, who lives in San Jose, never made it.

    Her husband reported her missing to San Jose police Monday night after she failed to show up for a meeting at the Alameda Alliance for Health offices on South Loop Road in Alameda.

    She never signed in or picked up her name tag, and her cell phone was shut off by 6 p.m., highly unusual for the doctor, police said.

    San Jose police Detective Steve Brownlee called the woman's disappearance troubling because, according to everybody close to her, "she was solid."

    Attari's medical assistant, Connie Mazonata, said Tuesday she last saw the doctor just after 5 p.m. Monday at her office at 2700 International Blvd.

    They had a long, busy day with flu season approaching, but otherwise Attari was fine, she said.

    Attari has practiced in Fruitvale almost five years, seeing mostly low-income and uninsured young patients, daughter Huma said Tuesday.

    Using the MapQuest directions Attari pulled off the Internet on Monday, her family began about 3 a.m. Tuesday tracing the route she would have taken to the meeting.

    Oakland police, Attari's family and concerned community volunteers continued combing the route Tuesday, 24 hours after the doctor's disappearance.
    Her daughter said they have found no accident reports, hospital admissions or ATM withdrawals that might explain why Attari is missing.

    Brownlee said he is concerned because it was raining and stormy Monday, and Attari was unsure of the location of the meeting. Her practice is also "not in the best part of town," he said.

    "We'll just have to hope for the best," Brownlee said.

    Attari was driving a silver 2001 Honda Accord with the license plate 4MUH810.

    She is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall, 135 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Her daughter said she was wearing a light blue, long-sleeve sweater, navy blue polyester-blend slacks, black shoes and glasses.

    Anyone with information should call San Jose police at (408) 277-4786.

    http://www.insidebayarea.com/localnews/ci_3197554

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    $10,000 reward for safe return

    OAKLAND DOCTOR STILL MISSING

    11/09/05

    Oakland police said today that a 55-year-old pediatrician is still missing, 48 hours after she left her Oakland office to go to a meeting in Alameda.

    Oakland police chief of staff Blair Alexander said the family of Dr. Zehra Attari is offering a $10,000 reward for her safe return.

    Her family also is posting and distributing fliers about her case, Alexander said.

    Police said Attari, a pediatrician who lives in San Jose, left her office at 27th Avenue and International Boulevard in Oakland around 5 p.m. Monday to drive to a medical conference on South Loop Road in Alameda.

    But she never made it to the conference and her husband called San Jose police Monday night to report her missing, police said.

    The San Jose Police Department was the lead agency initially because Attari is from San Jose, but Oakland police are now handling the investigation, police said.

    http://www.cbs5.com/localwire/localf...urces_bcn_html

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    That is really strange. If she had been in a wreck it seems that she would have been found by now. She's a doctor and that means she has access to drugs. Office in a bad part of town. I wonder if someone was watching her leave her office and followed her thinking she could get them drugs. Hopfully she is found soon and is alright.

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    The five mile trip should have taken 20 minutes.

    Tasadduq Attari, husband: "I was worried on Monday when the phone was not answered right then and there. She gives me a call all the time if she leaves or is in a new place or something."

    The family has confirmed that Dr. Attari did leave this parking lot in her car, but after that it's a mystery. Did she get lost in the rain? Have an accident? Meet with foul play? There are reports of an angry parent of a patient who the doctor turned in for child abuse.

    Ali Abbas, friend: "The worst thing we are not hoping for is that somebody killed her, because we have a couple of suspicions."

    The Oakland police department is now coordinating the case. They have no comment on the abuse suspicions -- nor a lot of optimism either.

    Ofc. Blair Alexander, Oakland police dept.: "Suspicious because she has a supportive family, she's a professional, we have no indication where she might be. It's very unusual that she'd be gone for this period of time."

    In summary, no one knows much, but the facts they do have are not encouraging.

    http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?sec...cal&id=3621894

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    East Oakland is an extremely bad part of town, not the kind of place you want to be after dark, and... I heard on the radio she was carrying $600-700 cash on her! Some kind of crime is going on here IMO.
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

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    Vigil And Search

    Still no news..

    Vigil to be held Friday 11 Nov and search Sunday 13 Nov.

    Volunteers needed!!!!!
    http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercu...ews_the_valley


    Prayers for Dr Attari and family. May she come home soon.

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    Well-known Indian doctor goes missing in California

    Her family has also offered a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the safe return of the 55-year-old doctor, who has worked extensively with the poor, and hails from Udaipur in Rajasthan.

    Attari, who lives in San Jose and works in Oakland, left her office on Nov. 7 evening, for a medical conference in Alameda. She never made it to the event.

    Because of the bad weather, the driving conditions and her unfamiliarity with the route, police have been concerned.

    "There was no kind of stress or drama in her life," said San Jose police detective Steve Brownlee of the department's missing person's unit.

    Police used a helicopter to fly over the Oakland estuary in case Attari had accidentally driven into the water. But there was no sign of her car.

    "Police have searched the waters around Alemeda and checked all neighbouring hospitals, but there have been no reports of accident," Huma Ali, her youngest daughter said.

    The family said she was a cautious driver who did not like to drive at night and rarely travelled unfamiliar routes without her husband.

    More: http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5...1600060001.htm

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    I have a sad feeling that she may have had an accident and they just haven't found her yet. If her car fell into a waterway, it could take months or never be found. From accounts, it seems she may have been a nervous type driver. You add the weather and the fact she wasn't familiar with the roads, doesn't look good, IMO.

    JMHO
    fran

    PS. One thing that does bother me, though, is her cell phone. It was turned off at 6:00......If she crashed into a waterway, wouldn't it still appear as if on? I'm assuming they say 'off' as it went directly to voice mail where before it was ringing before going to voice mail.....fran

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    Quote Originally Posted by fran
    I have a sad feeling that she may have had an accident and they just haven't found her yet. If her car fell into a waterway, it could take months or never be found. From accounts, it seems she may have been a nervous type driver. You add the weather and the fact she wasn't familiar with the roads, doesn't look good, IMO.

    JMHO
    fran

    PS. One thing that does bother me, though, is her cell phone. It was turned off at 6:00......If she crashed into a waterway, wouldn't it still appear as if on? I'm assuming they say 'off' as it went directly to voice mail where before it was ringing before going to voice mail.....fran
    If the battery dies, it goes right into voice mail too... if her car ran off the road and her car could no longer charge, this could be a reason too?


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    Quote Originally Posted by fran
    I have a sad feeling that she may have had an accident and they just haven't found her yet. If her car fell into a waterway, it could take months or never be found. From accounts, it seems she may have been a nervous type driver. You add the weather and the fact she wasn't familiar with the roads, doesn't look good, IMO.

    JMHO
    fran

    PS. One thing that does bother me, though, is her cell phone. It was turned off at 6:00......If she crashed into a waterway, wouldn't it still appear as if on? I'm assuming they say 'off' as it went directly to voice mail where before it was ringing before going to voice mail.....fran
    International Blvd where she was last seen is way inland- East Oakland/San Leandro. The only way she could have fallen into water would be if she made it to Alameda Island, or drove off one of the bridges.
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

    Parents watch your children. Free-range parenting leads to more child victims.

    Cruelty to humans begins with cruelty to animals.

    I believe in closure, not forgiveness. I'm also unapologetically judgemental.

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    Reward Rises to $20,000 for Missing Doctor
    http://www.kron4.com/Global/story.as...12836&nav=5D7l


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    Quote Originally Posted by PrayersForMaura
    If the battery dies, it goes right into voice mail too... if her car ran off the road and her car could no longer charge, this could be a reason too?


    Wouldn't it just be dead if it were in water? It wouldn't even go to voice mail would it?

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    PEDIATRICIAN STILL MISSING AFTER TWO WEEKS

    11/21/05 6:40 PST

    Family members and friends of a 55-year-old pediatrician who lives in San Jose and works in Oakland say they're still hopeful she will be found alive even though she's now been missing for two weeks.

    Family friend Annie Dandavati said "it's very hard" to accept the fact that Dr. Zehra Attari has been missing for so long, but she said, "We still have faith and hope."

    "We will keep at it until we get somewhere," Dandavati said.

    Attari was last seen around 5 p.m. on Nov. 7 when she left her office at 27th Avenue and International Boulevard in Oakland to drive to a medical conference on South Loop Road in Alameda.

    But she never made it to the conference and her husband called San Jose police that night to report her missing, police said.

    Oakland police haven't found her car, and her credit cards and cell phone haven't been used, according to Sgt. Arturo Bautista.

    Attari was driving a gray 2000 Honda Accord with the license plate number 4MUH810.

    The reward for Attari's safe return is $20,000.

    Bautista said police are following up on tips that people have provided.

    He said there aren't any solid leads at this time, but he said people have provided enough information to keep police busy following up.

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    Missing doctor still sought by her family
    PUBLIC PLEA FOR HELP RENEWED

    Posted: Nov. 23, 2005

    Facing their first Thanksgiving without her, the family and friends of a missing San Jose pediatrician renewed their plea Tuesday for the public's help in finding Dr. Zehra Attari.

    Attari, who lives in San Jose but had an office in West Oakland, disappeared Nov. 7 after leaving her office to attend a medical conference in Alameda, about five miles away.

    ``No concrete leads have come in,'' said her daughter, Dr. Ruby Ali. ``I feel frustrated that we don't have her back.''

    The family said the ``America's Most Wanted'' television show has taped a segment on their mother's case but was unsure of its air date. And the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations joined the family Tuesday in asking law enforcement to ``escalate attention and effort'' in locating Attari.

    ``The more we can get the word out, somebody might hear about her story and we can find and bring her home,'' said Sameena Usman, outreach coordinator for the private non-profit civil rights group.

    Continued at link:

    http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews...al/13240384.htm

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