4-year-old girl kidnapped from her SF home

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The San Francisco Police Department Special Victims Unit is seeking public help to find a 4-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her relative without her father’s consent. 

According to police, Fatima Abuzahra, 4, was last seen with the suspected kidnapper, identified as Enas Birawi, 30, on the 600 block of Eddy Street in San Francisco. 

The girl’s father notified police at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, saying his daughter was gone. 

Police said Birawi allegedly took the girl without the father’s consent. 

“The investigation determined that Fatima was taken from her home by a relative, Enas Birawi,” Officer Robert Rueca said.

Police did not say how the girl and suspect are related.

SFPD wrote, “Fatima and Enas were last seen in the area of the 600 block of Eddy St. It is possible that Enas is staying in a hotel in the area. Enas was also accompanied by her 8-year-old biological son during the incident.”

A surveillance photo shows a woman and two children walking together. The young girl in the photo is barefoot and riding on top of a suitcase pulled by the woman. 

SFPD said the girl in the photo is Fatima and the woman is Birawi. 

SFPD provided a surveillance image showing a suspect with two children.

Fatima is 4’2” tall, weighs 50 pounds, has brown hair, and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a pink pajama sweater. She is considered an at-risk missing person due to her age, police said.  

Birawi is 5’1” tall, weighs 200 pounds, has brown hair, and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a black jacket and gray pants. She was carrying a burgundy suitcase, according to police.

SFPD wrote, “Anyone who locates Fatima and/or Enas should call 911 and report the current location and physical descriptions. Anyone with information on their possible whereabouts should call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444, Missing Persons Line 1-415-734-3070 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.”


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.