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NY NY - Samantha Kibalo, 2, Suffern, 3 Feb 2001

Discussion in '2000's Missing' started by sharon25, May 18, 2005.

  1. sharon25

    sharon25 New Member

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    http://www.pollyklaas.org/missing/kids/kibalo.htm

    Samantha was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Ann Kibalo. A felony warrant was issued for the abductor on 02/15/01. They are believed to be in the company of an adult female relative, and may have traveled to the New York City area. The abductor may use eye glasses while driving. Rockland County Sheriff's Office, New City, NY
     
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    A 7-year-old girl abducted by her mother five years ago might be living in Santa Fe, according to six eyewitnesses.

    Samantha Michelle Kibalo and her mother, Ann Yermak Kibalo, disappeared from Suffern, N.Y., in February 2001 after failing to return from a court-authorized overnight visit.

    The child’s father, Michael Kibalo, who had sole custody of Samantha, has been searching for her ever since.

    After receiving a tip she might be here, Kevin Gallagher, a lawyer and friend of Michael Kibalo, visited Santa Fe twice — in February and in September. He distributed missing-child fliers and talked to six people who said they were certain they had seen mother and daughter — at a mall, a doctor’s office and other places.
    One woman who talked to the mother and daughter several times described Samantha as “real quiet, withdrawn.” She said the mother didn’t interact much with the child.

    http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/53415.html
     
  3. iNTERESTEDWOMAN

    iNTERESTEDWOMAN I'll trade you a bushel of corn for a barrel of oi

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    The Mother has been diagnosed with Munchhausen Syndrome by proxy. A disorder where the parent seeks attention for herself by either creating a phantom illness or even actually harming a child to get it medical attention.

    http://www.pollyklaas.org/missing/kids/page.jsp?itemID=27044172

    Most likely to be identified by a health care provider.
     
  4. iNTERESTEDWOMAN

    iNTERESTEDWOMAN I'll trade you a bushel of corn for a barrel of oi

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    I first saw this on the unsolved mysteries web pages. When I saw this little girl, without even looking at her name she resembled a little girl in my sons class. I was shocked to see the first names are the same. The birth dates are 3 days off, and the little girl in my sons class was adopted when she was around 3 yrs old. She was first a foster child then adopted by a local family. Her adopted mom is a RN, (weird huh?) The only problem is the report posted in the 2nd post. That they could have been spotted in SF, NM

    Anyway my son just got home from school and I asked him who the pictures looked like. He said, "where did you get pictures of Samantha?" I know this family, and they are good people. And they love her intensely. This was a NE state adoption. They also adopted 2 other children at the same time. This is one of those things that I just don't know what to do. It's kind of like seeing a UFO...LOL The only people who ever seem to see them are the ones looking for them :). Any advice on how to proceed without causing ANY waves and protecting the family?
     
  5. Bobbisangel

    Bobbisangel New Member

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    Do you think that it could be the same Samatha? Maybe the foster care and the adoption are a story. Could the family be related to Samatha's mother and they are raising her now or something but want that fact kept quiet?

    I think I would notify someone and just tell them what you said here. It can't hurt for things to be checked out. They say that everyone has a double and maybe this girl is Samatha's double with the same name but who knows for sure. I would contact someone and let them check it out just to be sure.


    Samatha was 2 yrs when her mother took her. This couple adopted this girl when she was 3 yrs. It is very possible that she is the same girl and maybe the couple don't even know it. Maybe the mother decided to place her for adoption when she was 3 yrs and changed her birthdate by 3 days and got birth certificate from someone. If she wanted to punish the father that sure would be a way to do it. The Samatha who was taken by her mom has pretty unique looks. Sightings usually aren't real and so who knows about the ones who said they saw the mom and daughter. I would contact someone for sure just to be certain.
     
  6. Marie

    Marie Daughter, if you don't remember us...who will?

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    You have no choice but to contact LE in this matter. It's a serious issue and if it were your child missing you'd want every lead looked into. Don't hesitate, call and let LE be the ones to proceed.
     
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    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    Hi,

    My name is Kevin Gallagher. I am working with Mike Kibalo in trying to find his missing child. I just came saw your comment on this site. I periodically check out the web pages for informaiton on Samantha Kibalo. I have received some very good leads this way, and am currently working on one.

    I would like to talk with you on this child that you think may be samantha. Please call me on my cell at (908) 896-4686.

    Thanks,

    Kevin Gallagher Esq.




     
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    aj1020 Inactive

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    Hi Kevin, Welcome to WebSleuths. You may want to send Interested Woman a private message in case she doesn't check this particular forum frequently. Also, you may want to use caution when putting your cell phone number on here - it's open to anyone on the web. :twocents:

    Lots of luck to you!
     
  11. iNTERESTEDWOMAN

    iNTERESTEDWOMAN I'll trade you a bushel of corn for a barrel of oi

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    Hi Kevin I sent you and e-mail via WS e-mail option. It was bounced back to me. I re-sent it to your Private Message box.
     
  12. forthelost

    forthelost I hear the angels call my name and I am Winterborn

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    Cold Case: Mom, Tot Disappear During Custody Dispute

    Under a shared custody agreement, Mike Kibalo handed his 2-year-old daughter, Samantha, to an officer during a scheduled visitation exchange at the New Hyde Park Police Department in New York.

    Kibalo says it was February 4, 2001, the last time he saw Samantha.

    [snip]

    Kibalo wants Samantha to hear his message: "Daddy's alive. Daddy's still looking for you and Daddy still loves you and wants to bring you home."

    http://www.wibw.com/nationalnews/headlines/88825357.html
     
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