It is the hope of Amine and Nicole Nayel that the sketches of five men, drawn up and received from a British psychic will play a crucial part in finding their son, 28-year-old Fouad Nayel.
On the morning of his disappearance, which also happened to be Father’s Day, Fouad Nayel had mentioned to some friends that he was going to Petawawa for a few hours. He had spent the previous night, June 16, at his family’s Barrhaven home eating pizza with his father and also spent the night there.
However, Fouad did not return home that night, missing a Chinese dinner with his father. Even though, according to his mother, Fouad is a “phone guy” and always makes sure to call and text his family to let them know what is going on, they did not hear from him at all that evening.
He has basically disappeared without a trace.
Nicole Nayel told the Citizen, “I don’t know if he’s dead or if he’s alive. We have to do something. It’s a month now. It’s not a day or two days.”
“In this country, people don’t vanish just like this.”
Fouad’s family friends took it upon themselves to email a photo of him to Christine Hamlett, who formerly hosted a Canadian paranormal show by the name of Rescue Medium.
“I never ever contact anyone. I always wait for them to contact me,” Hamlett said over the phone to the Citizen. “Straight away, when I tuned in psychically, I heard the telephone ring and I knew that somebody had called him and that he got a message and was going to meet someone. I did feel that there was something involved in it that wasn’t quite right.”
She states that she got a vision of a black car, and Fouad did in fact leave Ottawa in a black Nissan Altima with Ontario license plate number ATTA 634. It is a 2002, four door and Fouad’s family advised that police have been unsuccessful in locating this vehicle as of yet.
After receiving this email, Hamlett was guided by her contacts in the spirit world to sketch five men and two tattoos that she believes are linked to the disappearance. She thinks that these five men may each have information related to the case. The tattoos- a crescent moon being one of them and the other being an arm band comprised of shark teeth- could be linked to the five men she sketched or possibly the people directly involved in his disappearance.
These sketches have been given to Ottawa detectives by the Nayels.
“We’re hoping with these photos that somebody will speak up. Somebody must have seen something. Somebody must have heard something”, says Nicole Nayel.
Nicole also mentioned that Hamlett has not asked them for any payment for her help in finding their son.
“For somebody to do it for free, she must feel something”, Nicole said. “She’s not doing it for money- just to help us.”
Hamlett states that she still has visions relating to this case.
“The information I’m getting is quite good, which is why I’m carrying on with it”, says Hamlett.
According to 55-year-old Hamlett, she has been a medium since the young age of 14.
“Whether I can find him, I don’t know, I can’t promise anything”, she says.
The Nayels however, hold out hope that Hamlett’s sketches will help them find Fouad before his 29th birthday- August 3rd.
According to his family, Fouad does not have a criminal record and didn’t have any prior problems that they are aware of.
His sister, Natalie Mattioli, described Fouad as a loving uncle and said that he used to take her three children on walks and played games with them.
“He made friends with everyone. He has such a good heart,” she said.
So far in the case, police have asked the public for help three times. Due to the assistance they received, they have determined that at some point after he left Ottawa, Fouad was in the Renfrew and Calabogie area.
Fouad has been described as being a 6-foot, 180-pound Middle Eastern man with a thin build. His eyes are brown and his hair is short and black, but he is partially bald. He does not have any facial hair.
People with any information pertaining to this case are being asked to call the Missing Persons Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 3726 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477
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