Nahida Khatib
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Age 30
Race Middle Eastern/White
Sex Female
Location Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Disappeared October 1, 1976
Missing for 44 years
Height 5'2" - 5'3"
Weight 125 pounds
Classification Suspected homicide

Nahida Ahmed Khatib (born January 14, 1946) is a young woman who disappeared from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin on October 1, 1976. She was babysitting her 2-year-old niece at her home in the 4000th block of Menomonee Parkway on the day of her disappearance. Foul play is suspected in her case.

Her first name may be spelled "Nahita" on certain databases.

Case

When investigators arrived at her home, they found her niece unattended in a playpen, a half-empty coffee cup, frozen meat thawing in the kitchen, and food cooking on the stove. All her her belonging except for her slippers and bathrobe were still in the house. Authorities believed she wouldn't have left voluntarily, as she was devoted to her young son and her sister stated Nahida would never open the door to a stranger.

Her estranged husband, Fahmi "Sam" Khatib, is considered a prime suspect in her disappearance. In 1976, Nahida and Fahmi were in the middle of a divorce. Nahida was socially isolated from her neighbors and at one point told them she was afraid her husband was going to kill her. The divorce was not finalized until 14 months after her disappearance in December 1977. She was declared legally dead in 1984.

Fahmi had been previously arrested for participating in a staged burglary at a friend's business and receiving stolen equipment at the stereo store he owned. After his wife's disappearance, he was arrested for food stamp fraud and possessing unregistered pistols with silencers. He later moved to Texas and died in 2001.

In April 2008, a skull fragment was found in the Menomonee River, across the street from where Nahida lived. Testing in 2009 confirmed that the skull fragment did not belong to her.

Characteristics

  • Brown hair.
  • Brown eyes.
  • Scars on abdomen and forehead.
  • Pierced ears.

Clothing and accessories

  • Green robe.
  • Furry or fuzzy slippers.

Sources

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