Missing Indian American woman found safe

Police: Kanak Sharma has been located safe and unharmed

Kanak Sharma, a 33-year-old Indian American woman, who was reported missing in Washington, DC, has been found, according to the Montgomery County Police Department.

“Kanak Sharma has been located safe and unharmed” on 15th October, the department said in a Facebook post. It did not reveal any details on the circumstances surrounding her disappearance, or where she was found.

Sharma went missing in the Washington, DC, area more than two weeks ago. Police departments in two neighboring jurisdictions, Washington, DC, and Montgomery County, MD, were investigating the case.

Read: Indian American woman, 33, missing in Washington, DC area (October 15, 2021)

Both were seeking the public’s help in tracking down Sharma, a resident of Gaithersburg, MD, a suburb of Washington.

Earlier the Montgomery County Police Department said Sharma contacted her family on Monday, September 20, for the last time and said she was in the Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg, MD, roughly 25 miles to the north of downtown Washington. Her family had not heard from her since the phone call, it said.

The DC Metropolitan Police Department said Sharma was last seen in the 3800 block of Reservoir Road in Northwest Washington, on Monday, September 28, 2021.

Her physical and mental well-being was a concern for the police and her family.

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