Obaidullah James Shams
Missing since October 8, 1997 from Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California
Circumstances of Disappearance
Shams was last seen in Lancaster, California on October 8, 1997. He had planned to travel to northern California with a friend that month. He disappeared shortly after stopping in Palmdale, California.
A suspect in the case was one of the last people to see Shams on October 8. The suspect was arrested on drug charges near west 40th Street and Avenue L in Los Angeles County, California in May 1998.
He was apprehended by Shams's investigating officers and questioned about the case, but he has not been charged in connection with it.
Shams resided in San Diego, California in 1997. Foul play is suspected in his case.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department
Agency Case Number: 97-3147311
NCIC Number: M-065917458
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
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