|Birth: ||Aug. 12, 1982|
|Death: ||Apr. 16, 1990|
Jamal born in Richmond, Virginia, the son of Everett Abdul' Faruq and Tambar Ellis. Their stepmother had just dropped the 7-year-old and his 8-year-old brother, Basil, off at their biological mother's apartment, when they begged their mother to let them go outside to play. It was spring break, April 16, 1990, and the boys wanted to join the other kids in their Richmond neighborhood. Their mother was tired after working the night shift at the nearby DuPont factory. She didn't worry about the boys playing outside as they often did. They knew not to go into someone's house without permission and walked to school on their own every day. She said they could go play, and it was the last time she would see her children. She took a two-hour nap, then went outside to call the boys in for dinner. After calling and searching the apartment complex, a nearby playground and convenience store, she started to panic and called the police. A massive search began involving search dogs, law enforcement officers, surveilance helicopters and volunteers who canvassed the neighborhood. Three days later, the body of the oldest son, Basil, was found 10 miles from home in a Chesterfield landfill. Although authorities continued to search the landfill, little Jamal has never been found and is presumed deceased. This is his only place of remembrance.
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Richmond, Virginia
Maintained by: Always with Love
Originally Created by: Hannah
Record added: Mar 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25450373
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