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Concern for Missing Gaithersburg Woman (LOCATED)

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Updated: February 3, 2022 - Tayra Vickenna Benfica has been located safe and unharmed. 


Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 1st District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating an adult female from Gaithersburg.


Tayra Vickenna Benfica, age 18, was last seen at approximately 10:45 p.m. on January 22, 2022 at her residence in the 12100 block of Triple Crown Road.


Benfica is approximately 5-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs approximately 110 pounds. She has brown eyes and medium-length black hair. She was last seen wearing a salmon-colored fleece hooded sweatshirt, camouflage leggings, tan Ugg boots, a blue backpack and a tan baseball cap.


Police and family are concerned for her welfare.


Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Tayra Vickenna Benfica is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division Missing Persons Unit at 240-773-5070 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line). Callers may remain anonymous. 

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Release ID: 22-057
Media Contact: CTDurham 
Categories: missing-person