VA - Jamal Abdul'Faruq, 7, Richmond, 16 April 1990

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    April 1990: 8-year-old Basil Faraq was last seen playing with his brother, Jamal, in their family's Richmond, Virginia neighborhood on April 16, 1990. Their stepmother dropped them off at the apartment of their mother, Tambra Ellis, and they went outside to play in the front yard at 2:30 p.m. while Ellis slept inside. When she woke up, she went looking for her sons but could not find them. The boys never returned to their apartment in the 1700 block of Clarkson Road.
    Authorities discovered Basil's body in a Chesterfield County landfill located approximately five miles from their home. Basil had been stabbed to death; his remains were bound with duct tape and placed in a dumpster. There was no sign of Jamal at the scene and he has never been heard from again.

    Investigators detained the boys' father, Everette Abdul'Faruq, for three hours after Basil's body was recovered. 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. Everette has never been implicated in connection with his sons' cases. Jamal's case remains unsolved.
     
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    Jamal Abdul'Faruq

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    Left: Jamal, circa 1990;
    Right: Age-progression at age 24 (circa 2006)
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    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    Missing Since: April 16, 1990 from Richmond, Virginia
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction
    Date Of Birth: August 12, 1982
    Age: 7 years old
    Height and Weight: 4'5, 47 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Jamal has a scar on his right eyebrow. He had a small gap between his upper front teeth at the time of his disappearance. He also had a mole on his temple above his left ear. Some agencies may spell his last name "Abdul'Farug."
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black Batman t-shirt, blue jeans, a gray and red fleece baseball jacket and white tennis shoes.

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    Details of Disappearance
    Jamal was last seen playing with his brother, Basil, in their family's Richmond, Virginia neighborhood on April 16, 1990. Their stepmother dropped them off at the apartment of their mother, Tambra Ellis, and they went outside to play in the front yard at 2:30 p.m. Ellis went to sleep inside; she had worked the night shift. When she woke up two hours later, she went looking for her sons but could not find them. The boys never returned to their apartment in the 1700 block of Clarkson Road.
    Authorities discovered Basil's body in a Chesterfield County landfill located approximately five miles from their home. Basil had been stabbed to death and his remains had been bound with duct tape and placed in a dumpster. There was no sign of Jamal at the scene and he has never been heard from again. Investigators detained the boys' father, Everett Abdul'Faruq, for three hours after Basil's body was recovered. 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. Jamal's case remains unsolved.

    [​IMG] Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Richmond City Police Department
    804-780-6748

     
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    http://www.coastalcourier.com/news/article/14448/

    The person said he had a friend who he thought looked a lot like the missing child. The tipster said he was at his friend’s house in Hinesville where he reportedly spotted pictures of Faruq as a child. The person said the photos appeared to match those on the missing child’s profile.
     
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    Date Of Birth: August 12, 1982
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 7 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'5; 47 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Black male. Black hair; brown eyes.
    Marks, Scars: A scar on his right eyebrow. Mole on his temple above his left ear.
    Clothing: A black Batman t-shirt; jeans; gray and red fleece baseball jacket; and white tennis shoes.
    Dentals: A small gap between his upper front teeth.

    Case Type: Non Family Abduction
    DOB: Aug 12, 1982
    Missing Date: Apr 16, 1990
    Age Now: 23
    Missing City: RICHMOND
    Missing State : VA
    Missing Country: United States
    Case Number: NCMC737806

    NCME

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    http://www.coastalcourier.com/news/article/14448/

    The person said he had a friend who he thought looked a lot like the missing child. The tipster said he was at his friend’s house in Hinesville where he reportedly spotted pictures of Faruq as a child. The person said the photos appeared to match those on the missing child’s profile.
     
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    Adding content. Last news on this case is from 2010. :(

    After boy's slaying, brother missing for 19 years
    We have a separate thread for missing brother, Jamal. His picture is in that thread, but I'm posting it here, too. There's a fair chance that he's still alive.

    VA VA - Jamal Abdul'faruq, 7, Richmond, 16 April 1990 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community


    From the Charley Project:
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    Jamal Abdul'Faruq at 8 y.o., and on the right an age progression
    as he might have looked in 2008 at 26 y.o.

    CNN’s Nancy Grace profiles county murder case
    NCMEC

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    Maybe Basil fought back more than they expected and received some of his injuries then? So, they killed him in order to scare Jamal into cooperating? (By 'they' I mean whomever did this.)
     
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