Skip to main content

COVID-19 Updates

Vaccine and Booster Information

Concern for Missing Woman (LOCATED)

For Immediate Release: Friday, September 2, 2022

Update: September 2, 2022 - Fanisa Mthembi has been located safe and unharmed. 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Gaithersburg, MD - Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 2nd District Investigative Section, are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing woman.

Fanisa Mthembi was last seen on Friday, August 26, 2022, at approximately 11:41 a.m.
Mthembi had ordered a ride share to the airport, but never arrived for her flight leaving out of Dulles International Airport.

26-year-old Mthembi is an Au Pair, and was last seen leaving her employer's home in Bethesda. She was wearing a white tunic top, blue jeans, carrying a large white purse and two large pink suitcases.

Police and family are concerned for her welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Fanisa Mthembi is asked to call the 2nd District Investigative Section at (240) 773-6710 or the police non-emergency number at (301) 279-8000 (24-hour line). Callers may remain anonymous.


Fanisa MthembiFanisa Mthembi (Original Image)

# # #

Release ID: 22-435
Media Contact: S.D. Goff 
Categories: missing-person