Two Missing Brothers

For over two years, Hongying Buckalew continuously warns officials that her ex-husband, Foong Chin, is going to abduct their two sons, William (4) and Samuel (7). While they were married, Foong controlled every aspect of Hongying’s life, forcing her to live frugally and preventing her from providing for their two boys. After a contentious divorce, Hongying marries Raymond Buckalew, and the two embark on a years-long custody battle to force Foong to honor their custody agreement. Then on January 11th, 2019, Foong retaliates and doesn’t return the boys at the required time. What is supposed to be a regular weekend visitation turns into a child abduction across the border into Mexico. Neither Foong nor the boys have been seen since. With no sightings or leads, the search for the missing brothers has grown cold. Hongying and Raymond are desperate to have the boys return to them. Where are Foong Chin and the two missing brothers?

If you have spotted Foong, Samuel, or William, or have any information about their whereabouts or events that lead to their disappearance, you can contact the National Center for Missing or Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST, or submit at tip at You can also contact the U.S. Marshals by phone at 1-877-WANTED-2, or submit a tip online at or here at

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  1. Tracy

    I will pray everyday for the return of the boys. I cannot imagine how you make it through everyday. God bless all 4 of you.


  2. David

    What the father did was reprehensible. The handling of this by the legal system, which basically enabled the father’s actions, was beyond reprehensible.


  3. johnny

    What a sh*tty court. If he’s doing those things you take away unsupervised visitation rights.


  4. Britteny

    I fear that the father took them back to their homeland. Cause this case reminds me of the movie called Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story where the father kidnapped his own kid from his mother and went back to South Korea. So I hope this can lead them to see if they went back to their home country.


  5. Anik F

    Man, people suck these days.


  6. Karl

    This makes me so sad hearing this.


  7. Amber

    What beautiful boys – they will not forget their mother no matter how far away he takes them. My guess is that the passports were under false identities which is perhaps why they have not been flagged yet. I would not be surprised if the father crossed the border then flew out of Mexico City and is now living back in Singapore with the boys. Does the father have family in Singapore? Sons are a big deal in some cultures and I couldn’t imagine the father to have no contact with his own parents (the kids paternal family).


  8. Sammi Tait

    I pray for the family


  9. Patricia Yacoub

    Hongying I am so sorry this has happened to you and your boys. The court system failed you. I pray you see your sons again very soon


  10. Laura

    I pray for this mother and the return of her sweet boys!


  11. Kay

    Just breaks my heart – it kills me that their biological father sees them as leverage


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