Update: Nihel Lahouel has been located safe and unharmed.
For Immediate Release: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Special Investigations Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 13-year-old from Bells Mill Rd. in Bethesda.
Nihel Lahouel was last seen on December 10 when she was dropped off at school in Potomac.
Nihel is 5-feet, 2-inches tall, weighs 125 lbs., wears glasses and has brown eyes and black curly hair. Nihel was wearing a black jacket, black pants, royal blue crocs with black socks and a navy blue backpack.
Police and family are concerned for her welfare.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Nihel Lahouel 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.
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