Real Name: Bhagwaniala "Moses" Lall and Lila Buerattan
Nicknames: No Known Nicknames
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Date: June 4, 1994
Occupation: Bird Farmers
Date of Birth: (Lall) December 27, 1962, (Buerattan) March 23, 1959
Height: (Lall) 5' 7", (Buerattan) 5' 5"
Weight: (Lall) 165 lbs., (Buerattan) 115 lbs.
Marital Status: (Both) Single
Characteristics: (Both) Brown eyes and black hair
Details: Moses Lall and Lila Buerattan were Guyanese natives raising exotic birds on a farm in Florida. On June 4, 1994, Daryl Crewe arrived there with their usual food delivery and found it deserted. No one came to meet him, and the hundreds of exotic birds present, valued at $700,000, were starving and screaming for food. He dropped the food off and checked back the next day. The starving birds were screaming even louder. Two days later, Moses and Lila's hired hand, Hari Gobin, was discovered by a state trooper changing the tire on Moses' vehicle, but he passed himself as Moses and without any indication of foul play, the state trooper sent him on his way. Ten days after they vanished, police and animal control rushed to their farm to rescue and save the starving birds. A bureaucratic slip-up had delayed the investigation, and thirty to forty valuable and once beautiful birds died in the absence of their owners. In the meantime, the authorities wondered what had happened to Moses and Lila. Rumor had it that Moses had decided to expand the business to include exotic reptiles and had borrowed money from sinister underworld figures to finance it. Perhaps they had run out of money and were abducted. One of their hired hands, Roland Eyoum, had been in New York City for since before the disappearance, but Hari Gobin was nowhere to be found. Police don't know if he is running from an abduction or if he had a hand in it.
Suspects: At case time, the police were not considering Hari Gobin a suspect, but they would like to question him on what he knew about the disappearances of his employers.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the April 5, 1996 episode. It was also featured on Disappeared.
Results: Unresolved. In March 2011, authorities tracked Hari Gobin to Jersey City, New Jersey. He was living under the alias "Roy Smith," However, when detectives arrived at his workplace, he had fled. Gobin is now believed to be in the Philadelphia area. He is now considered to be the prime suspect in Moses and Lila's disappearances.
- Moses Lall and Lila Buerattan on Unsolved.com
- Moses' profile on the Charley Project
- Lilia's profile on the Charley Project
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