Endangered Missing -- Missing Since: October 2, 2008
Missing From: Detroit, Michigan
Height: 3'2" -- Weight: 34 lbs -- Hair Color: Black -- Eye Color: Brown
On the evening of Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, cops say 2-year-old Tangena Hussain disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
The child was reported missing by her mother's boyfriend, Jamrul Hussain. Though they share the same last name, the girl and Jamrul are not related.
Jamrul alleges that he stopped at a gas station shortly after 9 p.m. to fuel up, buy some gum and pick up some juice for the small child. When he went into the store at 9:02 p.m., that's when, he says, the girl vanished into thin air, the purported victim of an abduction.
Surveillance video verifies Jamrul's story about what he was doing at the time of the girl's disappearance, but much to the dismay of investigators, there is no video evidence of what happened to little Tangena.
The next morning around 5 a.m., an AMBER Alert was issued in Michigan for Tangena. Consequently, the case assumed significant media coverage on both a local and national scale.
Unfortunately, in the months since the 2-year-old's disappearance, tips have essentially dried up. To this day, little is known about what happened to Tangena, and police say she's no closer to being recovered than she was on the day of her disappearance.