Sunday, December 31, 2000

No trace of missing teen from Africa

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Airport officials Saturday said they still had no trace of a teen-ager from west Africa missing for nearly two weeks.

Oumar Nkeng
Oumar Nkeng
        Oumar Nkeng, 16, was on his way from Cameroon to Memphis for a reunion with his mother, whom he had not seen for 10 years.

        But after making his connection to Cincinnati from Paris, Oumar missed several flights to Memphis on Dec. 17. He was given a room at the Drawbridge Inn in Fort Mitchell and booked on a flight for the morning of Dec. 18. He was on the shuttle bus from the hotel to the airport, but never made his plane and has not been seen since.

        Airport police went public with the disappearance Friday, hoping for clues. But nothing has turned up, a spokeswoman for the airport police said Saturday.

        Oumar is described as 5-feet-8, 120 pounds. He speaks little English. His full name is Oumar (sometimes Omar) Larvell Mohammed Jamisco Kanu Nkeng, and he can use any combination of those names. Anyone with information is asked to call airport police at (859) 767-3123.


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