CA Joseph Booth-Metwally

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  1. emknightsham

    emknightsham New Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I somehow found myself on the San Francisco missing persons page recentley and noticed the profile of a high school kid, Joseph Metwally. He went missing on Thursday,12/15/06 and was last seen at 7:30am near his house on Pacific Ave in San Francisco. He was 17-years old at the time.

    http://sanfranciscopolice.org/missing-person-joseph-metwally

    There are two things that absolutely blow my mind about this case. The first is that there is almost ZERO information online. I would think that a family would never stop the search for their missing kid. There are no websites, articles, memorial pages, nothing. If a 17-year old high school wrestler goes missing, I would assume that the whole city would know and want to find him. It's almost like he didn't exist.

    The second, is that just a couple days before he went missing, the body of a kid washed up in the San Francisco bay wearing sweat pants with the name of the SAME HIGH SCHOOL that Joseph went to. Gallelo High School in San Francisco. It seems that the two are not related but the body has never been identified to this day. Which brings up another question, HOW does a HIGH SCHOOL kid's body not be identified. Wouldn't someone know he was missing? It seems almost crazy to me.

    https://identifyus.org/cases/7083

    What happened to these poor children? Where is Joseph Metwally and who is the unidentified teenager who wearing his high school sweatpants when he was found?!?!?!?
     
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    Is it against ToS to look up living family members?

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    Hi, I know I'm late to this thread, but I too had curiously looked into the Joseph Metwally case. A few things strike me as odd:

    1) I feel like if one were to run away, as the police have inferred, it would seem near impossible, especially for a 17 year old to lose contact with everyone, for over a decade.

    2) I live right near the block where he was last seen, however, I moved in after his disappearance, which means I have never met any relatives or heard of his story until now.

    3) I'm not one for conspiracy theories, but I think that this is plausible: Right next to the 2900 block, on 3000 of Pacific was the Egyptian Consulate, which has since relocated to Los Angeles. On his profile, it says that Metwally is of Egyptian decent. Was Metwally related to any members of the Consulate? Was the relocation in response to the disappearance? Let me know what you think...

    Also, you mentioned a teen from Galileo, I can't find the article on that, would you mind linking it? Thank you!
     
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    hannah246 New Member

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    It is likely the body that was found wearing Galileo High School wrestling sweats is connected to Joseph dissapearence they were both of similair age and both were in the same high school wrestling team and not to mention the body of the unknown male was found couple of days before Joseph disappearence what are the odds? maybe someone from the school was responsible who knows. I wish we could find more on his case there is virtually nothing about his case other than it could be a runaway. And the Egyptian Consulate is an interesting theory that could be related too.
     
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    He went missing when I was still living at home in SF and there was almost zero coverage at the time, even though his mom was a city employee (I think) and he was a high school athlete. His mom is still in the Bay area and is active on Twitter, and I believe his dad is/was an Egyptian national. I think people must have classified him as a runaway?

    But the lack of media attention always bothered me too. As far as I know, no trace of him has been found. I still think about it and I have asked a few missing persons podcasts to cover his case, but so far no one has.
     
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    dont you find it slightly weird how his mom doesnt talk much about his dissapearence on twitter or even raise awareness of the case? during the time of his dissapearence he was meant to attend a sport comp so it wouldnt make sense how you would suddenly decide to runaway bare in mind he was only 17 how long can you hide from people? there are a lot of holes to the case despite their being virtually no clue. There is definatly more to the story more people should talk about this case and let it not die.
     
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