Tigist Hailu

Tigist Hailu

Missing Since: July 2, 2001
Missing From: Mission Viejo, California

  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 1, 1969
  • Age Missing: 32
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Height: 5'0"
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Gender: Female
  • Race: Ethiopian
Identifying Characteristics:

She has a mole on her right temple and her ears are pierced. She is an Ethiopian National.


On July 3, 2001, Hailu was reported missing by her employers. She was employed as a nanny and was brought to the United States from Dubai, U.A.E. to care for the couple’s children while they were visiting in the city of Mission Viejo. On July 2, 2001, Hailu’s employers went out for the evening and returned shortly after midnight to find their children unsupervised and Hailu missing. Her purse and cash from the residence were also missing. Her employers suspect that she wanted to remain in the United States and most likely left voluntarily to avoid returning to Dubai. She has not been seen or heard from since.

Investigating Agencies:
  • Orange County Sheriff's Department:¬† 1-714-647-7000
Case Numbers:
  • Police Case #: 01-135011

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