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Concern for Missing Potomac Teenager (LOCATED)

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 28, 2021

Update: September 13, 2021 - Ava Murphy has been located safe and unharmed. 


Detectives from the Montgomery County Police- Special Victims Investigations Division are asking the public for help in locating a missing juvenile from Potomac.

Ava Murphy, age 17, was last seen by family at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, at her Regency Drive home.

Murphy is approximately 5'4" tall and weighs 130 pounds.  She has brown eyes and brown hair with blond bangs.  She has a tattoo of roman numerals on her right collar bone.  Murphy was last seen wearing black leggings and a dark colored sweatshirt.  

Police and family are concerned for Murphy's welfare.

At this time, there is no indication of foul play involved in this missing person case.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ava Murphy is asked to call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line). Callers may remain anonymous.

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Release ID: 21-209
Media Contact: Sergeant Rebecca Innocenti 
Categories: missing-person