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Case File 2280DFVA

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Left: Wang, circa 1998 Center : Progressed to age 19 years by NCMEC anf then to age 26

Yuan Xia Wang
Missing since October 21, 1998 from Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia
Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: September 13, 1986
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 12 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6" (168 cm); 118 lbs (54 kg).
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian Female. Black hair; black eyes.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Wang was last seen getting off her school bus in Alexandria, Virginia on October 21, 1998.

 Yuan Xia Wang was smuggled into Washington from China on August 25. Her smugglers were arrested and Wang was sent to a Fairfax County foster home.

Authorities fear Wang has been abducted by those who smuggled her into the country and is being forced to work. Two other possibilities exist for her disappearance: She ran away fearing she'd be deported, or she was abducted by a stranger. Yang told authorities she was 12 when she arrived in the country, though it is possible she is as old as 15. 

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Fairfax County Police Department
Your local FBI

Agency Case Number: 982941432

NCMEC #: NCMC855390

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The Kansas City Star - 11/7/98
The Kansas City Star - 11/9/98

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