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Shayan Kazemi

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Shayan Kazemi
Shayan Kazemi

Missing Persons Details

Known As

Shayan Kazemi

Missing from
Istanbul, - Turkey
Case Entered
October 24, 2021
Cold Case
Current Classification
Unknown Missing
Source of Record
Local Law Enforcement
Last Updated

Physical Description

Age When Reported Missing
Age As of Today
Middle Eastern
Hair Color
Eye Color
Last Seen Wearing   
Kazemi was last seen wearing a blue, striped shirt and a gray suit. He's known to wear a necklace with a gold cross.
Distinguishing Features
Kazemi was known to speak English, Turkish, Spanish, Japanese, Persian (Farsi). He has large brown moles on top of his left wrist and on his right temple. Kazemi's hair color is more specifically described as brown with graying (short beard and mustache). 
Known Medical Conditions
Kazemi has Type 2 Diabetes and takes medication to manage it. He is known to smoke cigarettes, at one point, approximately two packs a day.

Details of Disappearance

Shayan Kazemi was last seen by family or friends on September 25, 2011 in Istanbul, - Turkey.

According to open source information, Shayan Kazemi departed the United States from Los Angeles, California, on 09/24/2011. He arrived in Istanbul, Turkey, on 09/24/2011, and last made contact with his family by telephone on 09/25/2011, from the Istanbul Royal Hotel, Aksaray Caddesi No. 16,
34480 Laleli, Istanbul, Turkey. 

Kazemi has not been heard from since that time. ***The United States Government is offering a reward of up to $200,000 for information leading directly to the safe location, recovery, and return of Shayan Kazemi.***

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Shayan Kazemi, you are encouraged to contact the US Consulate Istanbul at +90 212 335 90 00, ask for Regional Security Officer (RSO). Be sure to have the case number 1135584 - Madera Police Department available as you will need it.

FBI Information

FBI Field Office Division
Washington Field Office (WFO)
(202) 278-2000

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