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Amadeo Marcelo

Real Name: Amadeo Marcelo
Case: Lost Son
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: 1967


Details: In spring 1967, Jordanian Air Force member Fawzi Mahmud was training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, when a friend introduced him to twenty-year-old Zoila Maldonado; they soon began dating. However, her family did not approve of their relationship. Despite this, they tried to spend as much time together as possible. Six months after they met, she told him that she was pregnant; he was overjoyed and they planned to get married.

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However, Fawzi had to go back to Jordan in November; months earlier, the Six Days War had broken out. He and Zoila wrote each other, and in one letter, she revealed that she had given birth to a boy named Amadeo Marcelo. The Jordanian Air Force refused to release Fawzi, so Zoila planned to move there. However, she soon had a change of heart; she felt that Amadeo needed a father figure back home. She decided to marry someone else.
Two years later, Fawzi returned to the United States. He tried to call Zoila, but her mother answered and immediately hung up. When he went to her house, her mother told him that he had to leave or she would call the police. He feared that if he got arrested, he would be deported, so he left.
Years later, Fawzi married and has his own family. However, he still wants to meet Amadeo and introduce him to them.

Amadeo and Fawzi reunited

Extra Notes: This case first aired on the November 3, 1995 episode.
Results: Solved. Within minutes of the broadcast, several viewers called to say that Amadeo and Zoila were still living in San Antonio. Fawzi was put in contact with Zoila and she put him in contact with Amadeo.
Just one week after the broadcast, Fawzi and Amadeo were joyfully reunited.
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