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    Istanbul, Turkey
    September 25, 2011

    Shayan Kazemi departed the United States from Los Angeles, California, on September 24, 2011. He arrived in Istanbul, Turkey, on September 24, 2011, and last made contact with his family by telephone on September 25, 2011, from the Istanbul Royal Hotel, Aksaray Caddesi No. 16, 34480 Laleli, Istanbul, Turkey. He has not been heard from since that time.

    Kazemi was last seen wearing a blue, striped shirt and a gray suit and is known to wear a necklace with a gold cross. He has Type 2 Diabetes and takes medication to manage it. He is known to smoke cigarettes, at one point, approximately two packs a day.

    Kazemi has large brown moles on top of his left wrist and on his right temple.

    • Shayn Kaviani
    • Asgar Kazemi
    • Askar Kazemi
    Date(s) of Birth Used: March 22, 1959 Hair: Brown with graying (short beard and mustache)
    Place of Birth: Iran Eyes: Brown
    Height: 167 cm (5'4") Complexion: Medium
    Weight: 90 kg (198 pounds) Sex: Male
    Build: Medium
    Occupation: Television Broadcaster
    Citizenship: United States