Ankam, approximately 2008
Date reported missing : 02/14/2008
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/07/1980 (41)
Age at the time of disappearance: 27 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 110 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gray long-sleeved t-shirt, a blue Nautica jacket, blue jeans, a gold necklace with a locket, and a cream-colored cap.
Medical conditions : Ankam may have been suffering from depression at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Asian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Ankam had a thin beard at the time of his disappearance. He is of Indian descent and has small scars on his forehead above his right eye. Ankam's nicknames are Bhasha, Chinni and Dinko.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Ankam was last seen in the 1100 block of Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio on February 14, 2008. He asked his roommate to drop him off at the bus stop and has never been heard from again.
Ankam was enrolled in a master's degree program in engineering at the time of his disappearance. He disappeared just a few days before he was scheduled to fly to Kansas to visit his brother. He may have traveled to the Atlanta, Georgia area. Few details are available in his case.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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