Husband says disappearance of wife 'out of character'
by Shaka S. Lias
Apr 13, 2011 | 8352 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Wazineh Suleiman, who went missing Friday night, has been found alive.
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Abed Suleiman, 32, said last Friday was a good day for him and his family. He and his wife of 14 years shared a pizza with their five children then she helped him pack for a hunting trip.

However, the day went from good to bad, when his wife, Wazineh Suleiman, 30, left their Bartow County home that night to rent a movie and never returned.

"I got back and the kids were home alone," Suleiman said. The kids range in age from 6 to 12 years old.

Suleiman said he was gone only for about two hours when he realized the hunting trip was scheduled for a different weekend.

"I was only gone for a few hours," said Sulieman. He recalls leaving around 4 p.m. and returning close to 9 p.m.

Upon returning home and learning of his wife's absence, he called her cell phone "numerous times" and even drove around Walmart's parking lot looking for her.

"I waited an hour and couldn't wait anymore," Suleiman said.

That's when he called 911 to report her missing.

"Look, I can't get a hold of my wife," Suleiman recalled telling dispatchers.

According to the Bartow County incident report, a deputy responded to the call at 10:40 p.m.

Suleiman said he's thankful that his wife's 2004 Nissan Armada truck was found Tuesday morning in Acworth.

Lt. Jay Baker with the Cherokee County Sheriff's office said a citizen called 911 around 7:30 to report the gray SUV in the parking lot of 1130 Highway 92.

"That's our first lead since Friday," Suleiman said.

According to Baker, Cherokee County deputies responded to the scene, but Bartow County was called to process the scene and take possession of the car. "Nothing suspicious was located," Baker said.

Suleiman calls the situation "shocking." He said his wife has never disappeared before.

"This is totally out of character," Suleiman said.

When asked were there any marital problems, he said no.

"She and I love each other. Everything in marriage has been great," he said. He added that they have "ups and downs like everyone else."

He said he's trying to keep their kids "occupied and distracted." They attend a private school in Atlanta.

"The less they are exposed, the better," Suleiman said.

Suleiman also doesn't think there is another man involved romantically. "We're very religious," he said.

Sheriff Clark Millsap said his department is doing everything it can to find the missing woman.

"We hope there is no foul play involved and that she took a step back to take a break," Millsap said.

Wazineh Suleiman is described as a Middle Eastern female approximately 5 feet 7 inches, 130 pounds, brown hair (usually covered) and hazel eyes.

Earlier reports that her passport was located at Red Top Mountain are false. A park employee told a Daily Tribune News photographer the purse found had nothing to do with the Suleiman case.

Anyone with information about Suleiman is asked to contact the Bartow County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 770-382-5050, extention 6032.