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Personal Information

Photo
Surname
Hamidi
Given Name
Karim
Alternative Name
Photo After Aging (Age Progression)
Status
Missing

Demographics

Date of Birth
February 10, 1975
Birthplace
Annaba, Algeria
Age
32
Age Group
30s
Age as of Today
47
Gender
Male
Hair Color
Dark Hair
Eye Color
Dark
Height (ft'in")
Height (cm)
Height Range
Weight (lbs)
Weight (kg)
0
Weight Range in Pounds
Build
Ethnicity
Arab (Other)
Distinguishing Characteristics
Eyeglasses
Photo of Distinguishing Feature
Medical
Physical Abnormality
Tattoos
Tattoo Location
Tattoo Theme
Tattoo Subject
Scars & Other Marks
Piercings
Shoe Size
Nationality
Algeria
Languages Spoken

Possessions

Clothing (Key Word)
Clothing (Full Description)
Possessions / Accessories
Photo of Clothing or Accessories

Location

Address
City
Kelibia
Province or State
Country
Tunisia
Postal Code
Latitude
36.8401
Longitude
11.0613

Circumstances

Date of Disappearance
May 24, 2007
Notes
Karim did not tell his family his plans to leave and they were surprised when they could not find him at home. They eventually reached him by phone at hwich point he told them he was in a boat with six others. A group of seven young men were traveling together by boat when on May 29 it was apparently intercepted in Tunisian waters. One of the young men contacted his family from the boat and told them they were being blocked and could not move. He thought they were in Tunisia waters and later said they were being taken into custody. The family alerted the other parents and together they contacted the Algerian coast guard who said they would reach out to their Tunisian counterparts. They later told the families that a boat had been detained near Kelibia with seven men on board but that one appeared ill. The families quickly rushed to Tunisia where they began asking the local coast guard and police for information on the boat. They were initially told that no such boat had been found but were later infomed by police that only one man was discovered on board the boat, a Hadef Riad, and he was deceased (this was the name of one of the seven young men). They again denied that the other six men had been recovered. The families however were later told that six men had been rescued and were sent to the hospital but that they were then taken into police custody. The Algerian coast guard told the victim's mother that she should not worry as the six were alive and would be returned from Tunisia within 20 days. There has been no further information.
Location of the Disappearance or Crime Scene
Boat
Potential Circumstances
Refugee Boat
Vehicle
License Plate
Photo of Vehicle
Suspect
Suspect Description
Photo of Suspect

Recovered Remains

Date of Recovery
Time of Death
Cause of Death
Description of Recovery
Recovery of Remains
Tested Against (No Match)

Further Details

In-Depth Case Overview:
Map of Key Locations
Relevant Media
See Also
Karim Hamidi, Wahid Soltani, Ali Khanchouch, Seif-Eddine Bouzghaia, Mounir Benstoh, Riad Hadef, Faycel Sabouni
Notice URL
Missing at the Borders
Poster(s)
Other Photos
Case File Photos

Contact Police

Contact Agency
National Gendarmerie
Contact Police (Email)
ccom-cgn@mdn.dz
Contact Police (Phone)
(21) 375 - 770
Contact Police (Local)
1548
Contact Police (Website)
MDN
Alternative Contact

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