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Concern for Missing Fourteen-Year-Old (LOCATED)

For Immediate Release: Sunday, March 19, 2023

UPDATE: Dakota Lilian Nicole Smith 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 Dakota Lilian Nicole Smith, a missing 14-year-old. 


Smith was last seen on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at approximately 1:20 a.m., in the 20100 block of Loading Rock Place of Montgomery Village.  


Smith is approximately 5-feet, 5-inches tall and weighs 135 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and unknown-colored pants. 

Police and family are concerned for her welfare.   


Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Dakota Lilian Nicole Smith 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: 23-157
Media Contact: CTDurham 
Categories: missing-person