HANA SCORDATO – ENDANGERED MISSING December 27, 2005 – USMCC000411LTWH – UPDATED 01.31.2013
Date of Birth: October 4, 2004
Biracial (Asian/White) Female
Height: 2’0” Weight: 20 lbs
Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Missing: December 27, 2005 From: Newark, NJ
Alias Last Name: Kataoka
At the time of Hana’s disappearance, she lived with her father, Jay Scordato, and mother, Rumi Kataoka. Rumi scheduled a trip to visit her native Japan in December 2005, and took Hana with her. She refused to return Hana to the United States after the vacation was over, and has not allowed Hana any contact with her father.
Rumi and Hana are believed to be living in Kani City, Gifu, Japan, along with other members of Rumi’s immediate family. Rumi has Hana’s passport, birth records and other documents. She removed the documents and many other personal belongings from her home in New Jersey, without Jay’s knowledge, prior to going to Japan. There is an active bench warrant out for Rumi’s arrest in the United States, but it is unenforceable while she remains in Japan. Jay obtained legal custody of Hana in American courts, but Japan has refused to enforce the American custody order. Jay remains active in the effort to return Hana to his care.
Height: 5’5” Weight: 96 lbs
Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Hana Scordato, please immediately contact the Wayne Township Police Department at:
The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children at: