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Cydney Mizell

Stranger Abduction Cold Case
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Missing Persons Details

Missing Person
Cydney Mizell
Last Seen / Contact
Case Status
Intake Date
June 24, 2021
Source of Record


Physical Description

Current Age
Hair Color
Eye Color
Distinguishing Features
Mizell spoke fluent Pashto.

Details of Disappearance

Cydney Mizell was a humanitarian aid worker who went missing in Kandahar, Afghanistan in January 2008. On 01/26/ 2008, Mizell was abducted along with her driver, Muhammad Hadi, by unidentified gunmen in the city of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Mizell and her driver were likely killed by their captors in 2008. Mizell is believed to have been buried in Kandahar or the surrounding area.

At the time of her disappearance, Mizell taught English at Kandahar University and embroidery at a school for girls, while helping Afghan women develop projects to generate income for their families.  She had lived in Kandahar for three years and spoke fluent Pashto.

The U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), through its Rewards for Justice (RFJ) office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are advertising a reward of up to $5 million for information concerning the kidnapping of Cydney Mizell,

More information about this reward offer is located on the Rewards for Justice website at Anyone with information on this kidnapping should text RFJ via Signal, Telegram, or WhatsApp at +1 202 702 7843. Individuals may also submit information to the FBI at, or to the U.S. Embassy Kabul Regional Security Officer by telephone at +93 070 010 8600. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

Case Numbers

Verified with Law Enforcement

Police Contact Information

U.S. Embassy Kabul
Regional Security Officer (RSO)
+93 070 010 8600.

FBI Information

FBI Field Office Division
U.S. Embassy Kabul


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