Police: Endangered Missing Adult Leaves Vehicle on Occoquan River Bridge
Police believe that Mohammad Mehboob, President of the Muslim Association of Virginia, is suicidal.
Update, 12:24 p.m.:
From the Fairfax County Police Department:
"Police are investigating the unattended death of Mohammad Mehboob, 58, of 6954 Jeremiah Ct. in Manassas. Mehboob’s body was recovered from the Occoquan River shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Friday, June 29, near the Route 123 bridge overpass.
Mehboob was reported as a missing person to Prince William County Police early in the day on Thursday, June 28. Prince William County Police requested assistance that afternoon after Mehboob’s vehicle was located near the Route 123 bridge that crosses over the Occoquan River. Multiple resources were sent to the area to search the shoreline and water.
The Fairfax County Police Marine Patrol Unit utilized their side scan sonar and located the body, which was then recovered by the Dive Team, assisted by Prince William County Police. The Medical Examiner will determine cause of death."
Update, June 29:
Mohammad Mehboob was found dead this morning, after an extensive search that lasted several hours.
Mehboob was president of the Muslim Association of Virginia. He had been missing since 3 a.m. Thursday. His vehicle was discovered on a bridge Thursday morning. Mehboob also served on the board of directors for Dar AlNoor Islamic Community Center.
"His body was found this morning," the Fairfax County Police Department Public Information Office said. The Fairfax County Police Department had taken over the investigation.
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Update, 9:44 p.m.: The Mehboob family reached out to Patch this evening to comment on Mohammad Mehboob's disappearance.
"Our father, Mohammad Mehboob, is an extremely strong, courageous, and responsible person who is a role model for the community. His disappearance and the circumstances surrounding this event have been a shock to us and show no evidence of depression or suicidal behavior. We are saddened to find that his mindset has been reported differently. He is very much committed to his family and his community. We are anxiously awaiting his safe return and ask for everyone's prayers at this time."
Original story: Mohammad Mehboob, president of the Muslim Association of Virginia, has been missing since 3 a.m. today, and is possibly endangered. Mehboob also serves on the board of directors for Dar AlNoor Islamic Community Center.
Family members found Mehboob's vehicle on the Occoquan River Bridge this morning. They had not seen him since 3 a.m., Prince William County police public information offier Jonathan Perok said.
"It is believed that Mr. Mehboob is suicidal and has been listed as endangered," Perok said. "Currently, as a precaution, dive teams are searching the Occoquan River."
Police K-9 units and a helicopter were used in the search earlier today.
If you know any information that might help police find Mohammad Mehboob, call 703-792-6500. Mehboob drove a 1992 gold Lexus. He is described as a white male, 5-foot-10, weighing 180 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. He lived on Jeremiah Court in Manassas.