Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating three boys who were allegedly abducted by their non-custodial fathers who lived together in Westchester.

Police said Jean John Silah, 47, picked up his nine-year-old son, Greg Silah, from his ex-wife for a summer vacation visit on June 23rd.

Silah was obligated to return his son to his ex-wife, who has custody of the child, on July 2nd, as requested by a court order, but he allegedly has failed to do so, police said. In the past, Silah has threatened to take his son to his home country of Syria, detectives alleged.

Jean John Silah’s brother, George Silah, 46, also had his sons, Alexander Silah, 12, and Zaven Silah, eight, for a visit at his home on West 81st Street in Westchester, near Loyola Marymount University.

George Silah was scheduled to take a cruise with his sons on July 5th, but they never boarded the cruise, police said.

The children’s mothers told police they have not had any contact with their children since visiting their fathers.

The fathers had lived together at their residence in the 7300 block of West 81st Street in Westchester, but police investigators determined that the brothers have allegedly not paid their rent for several months and the residence appears to have been abandoned.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case is asked to contact Lt. Richard Mossler of LAPD Pacific Division at (310) 482-6313, or (877) 529-3855 (877-LAWFULL) after hours and on the weekends.

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