An Anaheim family is asking the public for
any information they may have about the disappearance of a University of
California, Los Angeles (UCLA) student who has been missing since Friday,
July 23, 2004.
[Contacts: Shakeel Syed (family friend) 310-384-7791; Sulayman Arain
(brother) 714-473-6855; Mrs. Arain (mother) 714-322-8574; Note: The family
(mother, brother, and sister) is available for interviews.]
Ahmad Arain, 20 years old, was last known to be boarding an MTA bus from
Anaheim, California at the Disneyland bus stop on Friday at 8:30 a.m. He
was on his way to an appointment with an academic counselor at UCLA who
confirmed that Ahmad never showed up. He was last in touch with his mother
by cell phone around 10 a.m. that morning. He was scheduled to return home
at 5:30 p.m. the same day.
The FBI has placed him on the national network of Missing Persons. An
official case has been filed with the UCLA Police Department (Case No:
01-04-001993) and the incident and case number has been reported to the
Anaheim Police Department.
Volunteers have called area hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange County –
with no luck. They have also placed flyers near the MTA Main station in
downtown LA. Special prayers have also been held at some area mosques for
Contacts: Shakeel Syed (family friend) 310-384-7791; Sulayman Arain
(brother) 714-473-6855; Mrs. Arain (mother) 714-322-8574