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Missing Sixteen-Year-Old from Gaithersburg (LOCATED)

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 13, 2023

UPDATE: Dayana Gradis-Madrid has been located safe and unharmed. 


Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Dayana Gradis-Madrid, a missing 16-year-old from Gaithersburg.

Gradis-Madrid was last seen on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at approximately 9:45 p.m., in the 17100 block of King James Way.

Gradis-Madrid is approximately 5-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and black slippers. Gradis-Madrid has her ears and nose pierced.

Police and family are concerned for her welfare.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Dayana Gradis-Madrid is asked to call the police non-emergency number at (301) 279-8000 (24-hour line) or the Special Victims Investigations Division at (240) 773-5400. Callers may remain anonymous.

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Release ID: 23-145
Media Contact: CTDurham 
Categories: missing-person