Left: Wang, circa 1998 Right : Progressed to age 19 years by NCMEC
Yuan Xia Wang
Missing since October 21, 1998 from Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia
Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing
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.
Investigators Fairfax County Police Department
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Your local FBI
Fairfax County Police Department
Agency Case Number: 982941432
NCMEC #: NCMC855390
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The Kansas City Star - 11/7/98
The Kansas City Star - 11/9/98