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Concern for Missing Twenty-Five-Year-Old (LOCATED)

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 20, 2023

UPDATE: Vanessa Wahanganisa Tjongarero-Henderson has been located safe and unharmed. 


Gaithersburg, MD - Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – 5th District Investigative Section are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 25-year-old from Clarsburg.    


Vanessa Wahanganisa Tjongarero-Henderson was last seen the morning of Friday, January 20, 2023, at her residence on Petrel St. in Clarksburg. She may be driving a dark colored 2020 Kia Sportage bearing Maryland registration 8FC2301 that has an Apple logo sticker on the back window.  


Vanessa is approximately 5-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has short black hair and brown eyes.   


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


If you see Vanessa, contact police and do not approach her.  


Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Vanessa Wahanganisa Tjongarero-Henderson is asked to call the police non-emergency number at (301) 279-8000 (24-hour line). Callers may remain anonymous.   

Vanessa Wahanganisa Tjongarero-Henderson Vanessa Wahanganisa Tjongarero-Henderson (Original Image)

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Release ID: 23-042
Media Contact: CC 
Categories: missing-person