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 Cary Daniel Sayegh

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Cary Daniel Sayegh

  • Birth 12 Nov 1971
  • Death 25 Oct 1978
  • Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada
  • Memorial ID 13651242

Cary loved to play with his friends on the playground of the Albert Einstein Hebrew School in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he attended. On October 25, 1978, during the school's lunch hour, he was last seen entering an unidentified vehicle and was never seen again. His parents received a telephone call from an unknown person later in the day which demanded $500,000 in ransom for their son's return. The person promised to call back in two days with information concerning the payment of the ransom, but he never called back. Suspicion quickly turned toward Jerald Howard Burgess, a former employee of the boy's father. Burgess was later convicted of sexually assaulting a woman at the school a week before the first-grader disappeared. Burgess was identified as a suspect by the children who saw their classmate abducted, and then by others who identified his voice on the telephone call making the ransom demand. Burgess was tried in Clark County District Court on charges of kidnapping and obtaining money under false pretense, but a jury acquitted him. He was sentenced to 15 years, however, on unrelated charges involving rape and fraud. After his acquittal on the kidnapping charge, Burgess concocked a story that Cary was still alive and living in Israel. Then, in October of 2000, he was arrested after allegedly selling an undercover agent a handgun that was equipped with a silencer, rubber gloves and bullets. During that 18-month investigation, Burgess also allegedly offered to dispose of a body for someone within "spitting distance" of where he said the missing child was buried more than two decades ago. Burgess allegedly said he could dispose of a body by welding it in a steel drum and dumping it in the same place where Cary Sayegh's body has remained undiscovered. Burgess is known to have rented welding equipment just days prior to the child's abduction in 1978. Little Cary has never been found, and this memorial remains as his only place of remembrance.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Always with Love
  • Added: 18 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13651242
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cary Daniel Sayegh (12 Nov 1971–25 Oct 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13651242, ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada.