August 29, 2014
James City County, Virginia


Photo age-progressed to 16 years
Age-progressed to 14 years


The FBI Norfolk Field Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Amina Kandil and Belel Kandil missing from James City County, Virginia, since August 29, 2014.


At the time of their disappearance, Amina was 10 and Belel was 8 years old. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released the age-progressed photos displayed above.


The children were last seen on August 30, 2014, in the company of their father, Ahmed Abdallah Taha Kandil, leaving the United States on a flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport, in New York, bound for Boryspil, Ukraine, and then Ataturk, Turkey.


The children may be living in the Alexandria, Cairo or Giza areas of Egypt. They may also be residing in the Hatay region of Turkey.


Amina is described as a white female, with blue eyes and brown hair.  At the time of her disappearance, she was approximately 5’2” tall and weighed approximately 82 pounds. Amina was born on September 1, 2003, in Augusta, Georgia.


Belel is described as a white male, with blue eyes and blond hair.  At the time of his disappearance, he was approximately 4’5” tall and weighed approximately 55 pounds. Belel was born on January 4, 2006, in Augusta, Georgia.


The FBI is working this investigation jointly with the James City County Police Department, with assistance from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


Additional Information:

Ahmed Kandil is a 46-year-old male, with brown hair and green eyes. He is 6’0” tall and weighs approximately 170 to 180 pounds. He is a naturalized United States citizen with dual Egyptian citizenship.

Ahmed Kandil





Submit a Tip:

Anyone with information about the location of Amina and Belel Kandil is asked to contact the FBI Norfolk Field Office at (757) 455-0100,, or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678. You may also contact your local FBI office, the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Field Office: Norfolk

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