Police Still Searching For Jihad Amir Ramadan After Byron “BJ” Bryant Murder
A murder of a Hampton University student still remains unsolved but police believe they may have a new lead. In 2005 Byron “BJ” Bryant was fatally stabbed at Bahirdar restaurant during an argument.
His accused killer, Jihad Amir Ramadan, was a fellow Hampton University student who’s now facing murder, felonious assault, and two counts of use of a knife in the commission of felony charges.
He’s currently on “America’s Most Wanted” list and has remained under the radar up until a wedding photo of himself and his bride was recently released. Authorities are now asking for your help in finding him.
On Monday, U.S. Marshals released a wedding photo of Jihad Amir Ramadan, 30, that was posted to a close friend’s Myspace account in 2007 — two years after he was accused of fatally stabbing 20-year-old Byron “BJ” Bryant of Texas.
The photo appears to be from Ramadan’s own wedding, and officials believe the woman pictured in the photo is his wife. Ramadan may have gotten married while he was on the run, authorities said in a statement.
“We’re confident based on the age progression that it matches,” Deputy U.S. Marshal Chris Leuer told InsideEdition.com. “[Ramadan] has a lot of ties to the Caribbean. It’s possible [his wife is] from down there.”
The U.S. Marshals released the photo Monday in hopes that someone can identify the woman. While she’s not a suspect in the investigation, the U.S. Marshals Services is offering up to $2,500 for information leading to Ramadan’s arrest.
Leuer said they believe the person who posted the image to Myspace is very close to the family. Additionally, at least one person from Ramadan’s immediate family was present at the wedding, which officials believe to have been held in either New York or New Jersey, where Ramadan’s family has ties.
According to records, Ramadan, whose last known address was in New Rochelle, New York, was born Justin Faustin, and his name was legally changed by family members. Officials now believe he may have taken on a new identity. There’s “a strong possibility he is in the Caribbean,” Leuer said.
Anyone with more information about Ramadan’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals communication center at 1-800-336-0102.
Such a sad case.
If you know this man, please come forward!!!!
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