Over the past year, people all over Maryland have gone missing. No one knows where they have gone or why they’ve suddenly disappeared. According to the Maryland Missing Report, “There are currently 209 missing person reports active.”
According to the Anne Arundel County Police, “On Thursday, January 7, 2021, at approximately 4:20 p.m., the Anne Arundel County Police took a Missing Persons Report in regards to sixteen-year-old female, Maya Foad Fares.” Fares is a white, young girl who is 5’3″ and 110 lbs with long, brown hair. She was last spotted in her home and has been known to often visit Baltimore. If you have any information, call the Anne Arundel County Homicide/Missing Persons Unit at 410-222-4731.
On December 1, 2020, in Rockville, Anthony Grazal, age 30, was sighted before he disappeared. According to the Montgomery County Police, “Grazal is described as 6’2″, 175 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. He has tattoos on his right arm.” Although his residence is unknown, he frequently visits Washington D.C. If you have any information, call Detective Leggett of the Montgomery County Police – Missing Persons Unit at 240-773-5070.
It would appear that the pandemic has played a role in many missing persons’ cases over the past year. Report anyone missing to the police or to the Maryland Missing Report. Also, don’t forget that you must wait 24-72 hours before reporting someone as missing. According to the Michigan State Police, “This should NOT apply to missing juveniles, missing elderly persons or persons suspected to be a victim of foul play.”
In order to avoid becoming a missing person yourself, there are a few measures you can take. Make sure to always be aware of your surroundings, avoid walking outside in the dark by yourself, yell for help if needed, wear comfortable clothing that doesn’t impede mobility, find people near you if you sense any danger, and learn how to protect yourself.
If you have seen anyone that you believe to be missing, please call 911 to report them as soon as possible.
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