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Concern for Missing Silver Spring Teenager (LOCATED)

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 30, 2021

Update: October 4, 2021 - Zalira Ayers has been located safe and unharmed. 


Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Special Victims Investigation Division are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 15-year-old from Silver Spring.  

Zalira Ayers was last seen today, September 30 at approximately 3 p.m., in the area of Bristol Avenue.  

Ayers is approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds. She has brown eyes and braided black hair. Ayers was last seen wearing a black hoodie.  

Police and family are concerned for her physical and emotional welfare.  

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Zalira Ayers is asked to call the Special Victims Investigation Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hrs).  

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Release ID: 21-367
Media Contact: CTDurham  
Categories: missing-person