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Officials Launch Search For Missing Second Grade Teacher In Maryland!

Cousins! Family, friends, and community members within the Greenbelt area of Maryland are actively searching for a grade school teacher that suddenly disappeared after going for a walk last week!

Mariame Toure Sylla was last seen on Saturday July 29th around 8PM in the 6500 block of Lake Park Drive in Greenbelt says local officials. According to reports from Fox 5 DC News, the 60 year old’s son says that she told him she was going for a walk.

Reports read that Mariame is a devout Muslim and takes walks often in the area. Her family says she always returns home by sunset to pray and that they became worried when she never came back that day.

There is currently an active investigation underway for the missing Dora Kennedy French Immersion School teacher, as loved ones and students continue to pass out flyers in hopes of someone recongnizing her.

Mariame is described as a Black female approximately 5’5″ in height and 135 lbs.

Sources state that on Friday friends and family held a vigil alongside law enforcement and members of the media at Schrom Hills Park. The event was held in efforts of raising awareness of Mariame’s sudden disappearance.

Reports read that on Friday, Greenbelt Police revealed that an unidentified body found near the Capital Beltway in Forestville Tuesday was not Mariame.

“We’re all grateful for that but she’s still out there somewhere,” said Melinda Conrad-Brown, one of the vigil’s organizers.

“So we have to find her. We have to do what we have to do to make sure that not just Prince George’s County people are aware but the whole D.C., Washington, Virginia region, because she could be anywhere.”

Mariame is said to have been a teacher at Dora Kennedy French Immersion School for over ten years. “We’re still trying to get our heads around it. It doesn’t seem like it’s real,” parent George Tehan told WUSA. “She is always really good with kids.”

Parents have shared with the outlet that Mariame’s disappearance has left students traumatized.

“We continue to keep this open as a missing persons investigation, and we’ll do everything in our power to bring her back safely to our family or friends,” Greenbelt Police Chief Richard Bowers said at the vigil Friday night.

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