Skip to comments.Police: Missing Afghan Boy Was Homesick (Afghanistan Teen disappears in Indianapolis)
Posted on 10/22/2010 8:36:32 AM PDT by conservativegramma
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis police said Friday morning that a 15-year-old boy from Afghanistan who has been missing since Thursday night was homesick and likely ran away.
Authorities have been in contact with the U.S. State Department as the search for Mohammed Karim Azizi, 15, continues.
Azizi, an exchange student who was staying with a host family in Forest, Ohio, was with a group of FFA students from his exchange school, Riverdale High School, visiting Indianapolis for the National FFA Convention.
Indianapolis police Lt. Jeff Duhamell said Azizi has been in the U.S. for two months and comes from a large family in Kabul, with seven siblings and a father who is a shopkeeper.
Police said the group was touring downtown Thursday night when Azizi told others he was going back to the bus at the Indiana Convention Center to head back to their hotel on the city's north side.
The group said Azizi didn't show up by 8:45 p.m. and that police were notified at 9:45 p.m. The search was ongoing Friday morning.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is not involved in the search at this point, police said.
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When I heard this on the news this morning, I had the same feeling.
Yep, there’s a big mosque about 20 minutes west of Indy in Plainfield: North American Islamic Center. Another CAIR/Muslem Brotherhood group. This kid just ‘happens’ to disappear after being in the country only 2 months.
Too convenient if you ask me. Now that I’ve said that if I worked for NPR I’d get fired - lol.
I have flown all over Afghanistan and I’m here to tell you there is nothing to get homesick about.
I’d be willing to bet a $100 that if the IPD would drop the PC stuff, get a warrant, and search that mosque you’d find that kid.
Gee, imagine that, another muslim here on a student visa isn’t where he’s supposed to be.
He also has his visa and passport with him. Interesting is he hasn't turned on his cell phone - couldn't be because he knows we'd track that first thing, huh. Wonder what else he took with him, especially what we don't know he had like lists or names or numbers.
Or who he’s meeting with, or who probably picked him up. That’s why I’m got a bad feeling about this.
That’s me: paranoid and bigoted when it comes to muslem students who disappear while ‘visiting’ the good ole USA.
Kid looks real happy anticipating his grand adventure to the US, huh.
Wait just a minute, wasn't there another guy named Azizi in the news recently? An article here on FR? I know that's probably like Smith or Jones (Tariq Aziz) but still could be a connection.
He will claim asylum then when he is a citizen will find a wife over there and bring over his wife and extended family from Afghanistan. He is the portal and foothold of an extended family back in Afghanistan
My Granddaughter is on her way home from the FFA Convention in Indianapolis.
I’ll have to ask her if she knows anything.
Local news is now reporting that police ‘believe’ this kid ran away. Ran away to ‘whom’ and for ‘whom’ is the million dollar question.
News is also reporting that homeland security is not yet involved. They had better d*** well get involved! (’scuse my french). So infuriating!
They just said on WIBC that he cleaned out his locker at his school before going to the convention.
Thanks for the ping Good Old Days.
PHOTO CAPTION: Mohammed ‘Karim’ Azizi
“Missing FFA Student Possibly Ran Away”
By Alex Brown
SNIPPET: “IMPD Lt. Jeff Duhammel says 15-year-old Mohammed Karim Azizi was last seen at Monument Circle around 8pm. He was supposed to meet with his group at the Mariott hotel and when they noticed he hadn’t arrived, they called police.
Duhammel says Azizi is believed to have run away because friends say he went back to his room to gather some items, including additional identification. They also say he was feeling homesick.
Azizi is a foreign exchange student from Kabul, Afganistan. Duhammel says his host mother from Ohio is coming to Indianapolis to help investigators.”
SNIPPET: “Anyone with information is asked to call police immediately.”
“Police: Missing Afghan Boy Was Homesick
Search Continues For Mohammed Karim Azizi”
POSTED: 6:26 am EDT October 22, 2010
UPDATED: 2:38 pm EDT October 22, 2010
SNIPPET: “INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis police said Friday morning that a 15-year-old boy from Afghanistan who has been missing since Thursday night was homesick and likely ran away.
Authorities have been in contact with the U.S. State Department and the FBI as the search for Mohammed Karim Azizi, 15, continues.”
SNIPPET: “Police asked anyone with information to call them at 317-327-3264.”
Desperately seeking Jihad?
Check the mosque. They’ve either murdered the kid or ave sent him to a terrorist training camp.
Most likely a little future homicide bomber. I guarantee you he is at the muslim brotherhood mosque in Plainfield.
ADDING to updated photo/description in post no. 18:
“Police say missing foreign exchange student may have run away”
By Jake Miller & Zach Myers | Fox59
Story posted 2010.10.22 at 06:23 PM EDT
SNIPPET: “He was wearing a green John Deere baseball cap, a black or dark colored leather coat with possibly a black hoodie underneath and blue jeans.
He is approximately 5’4” and 115lbs.
Police are trying to follow up on a couple possible sightings of the teen but they say his cell phone is off now, so they cant use that to track his location.
Azizi is an exchange student from Afghanistan who has been living with a host family in Ohio. He’s not a member of the FFA but he was here with a group who is.”
SNIPPET: “Investigators are trying to follow up on a couple possible sightings including a Hardees restaurant at East Washington Street and Southeastern Avenue, where somebody said he may have been with somebody else.”
SNIPPET: “Metro police say Azizi is highly intelligent. There is no Amber Alert due to the fact that police aren’t sure if Azizi is in any kind of danger.”
Story posted 2010.10.22 at 06:23 PM EDT
UPDATE (includes video)
“Missing Afghan teen could have run away”
Updated: Friday, 22 Oct 2010, 6:16 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 22 Oct 2010, 7:06 AM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) -
SNIPPET: “He was last heard from in an 8 p.m. text message he sent to a fellow exchange student. Police say he took several items from his suit case.”
The police gave copies of Azizi’s Chemistry notebook pages to the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center. Some of his notes were written in English, and some were written in Arabic.
"IMPD gave copies of pages from the boy's chemistry notebook to the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center at about 11 a.m. Friday, according to a police report. The center collects and analyzes information on possible criminal and terrorist activity."
To which I say: Oh boy. (Shaking my head here).
Thanks Good Old Days.
I appreicate this and any updates.
“Search continues for missing exchange student”
Updated: Oct 25, 2010 2:39 PM
SNIPPET: “Indianapolis - U.S. State Department officials say a 15-year-old Afghani exchange student is the latest of more than 50 exchange students now missing and unaccounted for in this country.”
SNIPPET: “This year, there are 963 student participants.”
SNIPPET: “”Approximately 51 Afghan students out of a total of 254, which includes the 24 currently in the United States this academic year, have left the program early and, to the bureau’s knowledge, have not returned home to Afghanistan,” Cowart told Eyewitness News.”
According to the State Department, homesick students have 24-hour access to program workers that can help them leave if they choose to go home. That’s why officials believe Karim’s disappearance was planned.
SNIPPET: “Metro police did confiscate a chemistry notebook and turned it over to the Indiana Homeland Security Fusion Center for analysis. A state police spokesman says investigators couldn’t read the foreign handwriting and needed an interpreter. The results, they say, turned up nothing of consequence.”