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Posted on: July 15, 2020

UPDATE: Missing Adult Female Located


July 20, 2020

Ms. Najwa Kareem has been located, unharmed.  The Frederick Police Department thanks those who shared our release and provided information to assist in this case.



July 15, 2020

Frederick Police Seek Help Locating Missing Adult Female

FREDERICK, MD – On July 10, 2020, the Frederick Police Department received a missing person report in reference to Najwa Nafeesah Abdul Kareem, a 45 year-old female.  The reporting person had last seen her in February of 2019 in Potomac, Maryland.  Najwa Kareem is approximately 5 feet, 7 inches tall and about 140 pounds.  She has brown eyes and brown hair.  Ms. Kareem may be in the Montgomery County, Maryland, or Washington, D.C. metro area.

The Frederick Police Department is asking anyone with information about Ms. Kareem’s whereabouts to contact us 24/7 at 301-600-2102.  Detective Tyler Deatrich is investigating, and he can be reached at 240-549-4541.  Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact the department by voicemail at 301-600-TIPS (8477), by text message at 240-674-TIPS (8477), or by email at  The tip lines and e-mail are not intended for urgent matters; if an immediate response is necessary, please use the non-emergency number.

Case Number: 2020-055199

Incident Type: Missing Person

Non-Emergency Number: 301-600-2102

Investigator: Det. Tyler Deatrich – 240-549-4541

Information Contact: Lt. K. Henneberry – 301-600-6217

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