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Missing Woman: Randa Jawhari - MI - 02/11/2009

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Posted: Thursday, 12 February 2009 10:55AM

Search Underway For Missing Fenton Woman

Pat Sweeting Reporting

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Fenton (WWJ)  -- A Fenton woman is gathering members of the local community to search for her 42-year old sister who is missing.

Diana Anderson said her mother spoke with her sister Randa Jawhari by telephone late Tuesday night. No one's seen or heard from her since.

"I believe that somebody either has her or that somebody has done something with her.  I don't believe that my sister would wander.  She just was in the hospital like two weeks ago.  And she's been on her medicine.  She was doing great.  I mean she was calling us like ten, fifteen times a day," Anderson said.

Anderson said Randa, who is bi-polar, usually wears a lot of coats and loves to smoke.  Her coats and cigarettes are still at her house. Her blue bathrobe and a brown jacket are also missing.


Anyone with information is asked to contact Fenton Police at (810) 629-5311.

 

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Fenton Police Search For Woman Missing Since Tuesday

February 13, 2009

2/13/09 - Fenton police are searching for a woman missing since Tuesday. 42 year old Randa Jawhari last spoke with one of her sisters over the phone at around 11:30pm Tuesday night. When her sister called the next morning, there was no answer at Jawhari's Shiawassee Avenue apartment. There are eight children in her family, who own a restaurant in downtown Linden and Jawhari also failed to show up at work, which family members say is out of the ordinary. The Tri-County Times reports that family members say there were no signs of foul play or any struggle inside the apartment. It also reports that Jawhari had been diagnosed as being bi-polar with other medical conditions but family members indicated she had been feeling well and had just visited a physician.

Jawhari is believed to be wearing a blue bath robe and is described as being a white female with brown hair standing just over five feet tall and weighing 100 pounds.

Anyone with information on Jawhari’s whereabouts is asked to call the Fenton Police Department at (810) 629-5311. (JM)

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Fenton woman still missing 

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 3:23 p.m.

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FENTON -- The City of Fenton Police Department is currently investigating a reported missing person, Randa Jawhari, a 42-year-old legally incapacitated female.

Ms. Jawhari was last seen at her apartment in the 3000 block of Shiawassee Ave. in Fenton on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 11:00 P.M. She is believed to be wearing a blue bath robe, no other clothing description is available.

Randa Jawhari is a white female.  Her birthday is June 3, 1966.  She is  5’1â€Â, 100 lbs, and has brown hair.

If anyone has any information about Randa Jawhari's whereabouts, please contact the Fenton Police Department at 810-629-5311.

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Search continues for Fenton woman

By Sharon Stone

Published: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 9:29 AM EST

Fenton  More than 100 volunteers joined in on a search for Randa Jawhari, a Fenton woman who has been missing since last Tuesday night.

Fadia Jawhari, Randa’s sister said the family organized a search of the area and were overwhelmed with the turnout. The K-9 One Search and Rescue, a volunteer group out of Genesee and Lapeer counties, assisted. Randa’s scent was picked up from her apartment to McDonald’s.

The Jawharis are not going to stop searching for Randa. Fadia said the community has been amazing. “We had more than 100 volunteers, even strangers.

“It was touching, warm and unbelievable.â€Â

Fadia said, though the family is experiencing such a tragedy, they are humbled by the support. “It’s just amazing.

“We’re not going to stop until we find her.â€Â

Fadia was the last family member with whom Randa spoke, which was at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10. Their mother called Randa’s Shiawassee Avenue apartment at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, however, Randa did not answer the phone.

After dropping her granddaughter off at school, Randa’s mother, who cares for her granddaughter, stopped by Randa’s apartment to check on her. The apartment was empty.

Fadia said this is out of the ordinary for Randa, who typically telephones family members multiple times on a daily basis. Fadia said Randa is weak. She said she has been diagnosed as bipolar and has other medical conditions.

Detectives with the Fenton Police Department are investigating this missing person case. Det. Ron Skarzynzki said Monday morning that there is nothing new to report.

The detective said Fenton police were in contact with Randa last week. He said police responded to a call last Tuesday, at approximately 10 a.m. referencing a woman, later identified as Randa, wandering and asking for money at the McDonald’s restaurant on Owen Road. Skarzynski said a Fenton police officer responded to the call and drove Randa back to her apartment.

Because of her health, Skarzynski said Randa has spent a lot of time in Flint participating in programs and has many contacts up there. He said fliers with her photo and information have been distributed to all of the facilities in Flint where she might go to, as well as the Flint Police Department and Genesee County Sheriff’s Department.

If Randa has checked herself into a facility or program, Skarzynski said, because of privacy laws, employees are not permitted to reveal to anyone if they are there, including police or family. He said this has hampered with the investigation.

“If she’s checked herself in, they won’t call. She has to call,†said Skarzynski.

Skarzynski said it is unknown if Randa has been taking her medications. He said she prefers natural treatments and has balked at taking her medications in the past.

“We’ve searched by land and air. We’ve got fliers all over.

“You know, we’re hoping for a call,†Skarzynski said.

Skarzynski, who has been working on this case from the beginning said, "We’re going to find her.â€Â

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Search is on for missing Fenton woman

By Sharon Stone

sstone@tctimes.com; 810-433-6786

Published: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 11:08 AM EST

The family of a Fenton woman is frantically trying to locate her. Fenton police are investigating.

  Randa Jawhari, 42, of Fenton was last heard from at about 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, said her sister Rocky Jawhari, who spoke with her on the phone. Rocky said Randa told her she was tired and was going to go to bed.

 Rocky said her mother, Anisse Jawhari telephoned Randa at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning; however, Randa did not answer the phone in her apartment, located at 3464 Shiawassee Avenue, ¼ mile east of U.S. 23.

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  Anisse cares for Randa’s daughter and after she dropped the girl off at school, she drove by Randa’s apartment at 8:30 a.m. to check her and found the apartment empty.

 The Jawhari family owns the Beirut Restaurant and Grocery in downtown Linden.

  Randa’s mother checked the coffee pot to see if there had been any fresh coffee made, but the pot was cold. The chair Randa was most likely to sit in while smoking her cigarette was also cold.

  Rocky said the clothes that their mother laid out for Randa to wear the next day were left untouched. Family members said there was no sign of any struggle or foul play inside Randa’s apartment.

 The sisters said Randa has been diagnosed as being bi-polar, along with other medical conditions, but they said their sister had recently seen a physician and was feeling well and calm.

 With eight children in the family, everyone is accustomed to Randa calling all of the family members several times each day. Sisters Rocky, Diana Anderson and Fadia Jawhari agree that Randa loves the family and would never just wander away from her home.

 Rocky said, “Someone did something to her.†She pleaded that whoever knows where Randa is to let the police know.

  They believe she was wearing a blue bathrobe, as it is missing from the apartment. Randa does not own a cell phone or car, and she depended on Your Ride to take her places or she would walk. Randa missed her appointment Wednesday morning when a Your Ride vehicle arrived at her apartment. The sisters were unsure if any of Randa’s shoes were missing.

  Diana said the family is hoping that as many people as possible will help in the search for Randa. “We’re hopeful she’s out there.

 “We want to find her.

 “We believe someone had something to do with this.â€Â

  Jawhari is described as a white female, brown hair, 5-feet, 1-inch tall and weighs approximately 100 pounds. Lt. Jason Slater said police are actively investigating this case. He said they have questioned the neighbors and said that none of them recalled anything out of the ordinary the night Randa went missing.

 If anyone has any information about Jawhari's whereabouts, please contact Fenton police at (810) 629-5311.

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Family offers reward for missing Fenton woman

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 | 6:04 PM

Randa Jawhari has been missing since last Tuesday

By Lori Dougovito

FENTON (WJRT) -- (02/18/09) -- It's been a long, difficult week for a Fenton family still searching for 42-year-old Randa Jawhari.

Police say they have nothing to go on at this point. There's been no sign of Jawhari anywhere.

Her family is now offering a cash reward for her safe return.

Police plan to forward a flier with her photo,  hoping her story makes the news nationwide.

The Jawhari family is close. Phone calls are frequent. Randa's sister was the last to speak with her last Tuesday night around 11 p.m.

Every time a telephones rings now, her family hopes it's her on the line.

Volunteers have posted fliers.

Diana Anderson is Randa's youngest sister. "The community has just been so amazing."

There have been searches both on the ground and in the air, but still no sign of Randa Jawhari.

Anderson is frustrated and feeling helpless.  "She's sick. She needed to be watched."

Anderson says her family did watch and checked in on Jawhari every single day.

For the past six months, Jawhari had been living in the apartment where she was last seen in a blue bathrobe last Tuesday.

According to Anderson, she couldn't really completely care for herself and she's bi-polar.  "They just started giving her her shots again," Anderson said.

In the week she's been missing, Anderson says she's heard rumors that her sister had been found, but says the rumors are untrue.

Police say they have little to go on and a $1,000 reward has been posted for information leading the Jawhari's safe return.

"We just want her home.  It's as simple as that," Anderson said.

If you have any information about where this woman is - please call Fenton Police Department at 810-629-5311.

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Family waging 'desperate search' for missing woman

by Sally York | The Flint Journal

Sunday March 01, 2009, 1:10 AM

FENTON, Michigan -- Anisse Jawhari has been trying to wait patiently, but on Tuesday she broke down and called the Fenton Police Department.

"It's been two weeks," she told an officer, weeping. "I want my daughter back."

Randa Jawhari, 42, went missing Feb. 11. The 5-foot-tall, 100-pound woman was last seen wearing a blue bathrobe.

As police investigate, volunteers conduct searches and fliers offering a $1,000 reward are plastered all over town, the family's misery is palpable.

"We're broken. We're broken," said Diana Anderson, 37, of Argentine Township, Randa Jawhari's sister. "Our faith in God is the only thing that keeps us standing."

Normal life is impossible for the large, close Jawhari family. Anisse Jawhari constantly kisses a photograph of her daughter and prays for her safe return.

• Name: Randa Jawhari

• Age: 42

• Description: 5 feet tall; 100 pounds.

• Missing: Since Feb. 11 from her apartment in Fenton.

• Reward: $1,000 for information leading to her safe recovery.

• Information: Call the Fenton Police Department, (810) 629-5311. Callers may remain anonymous.

Randa Jawhari's daughter, Mattilynn, 6, who stays with her grandparents, left voice mail messages on the phone in her mother's apartment every day until recently, when the phone was disconnected.

The missing woman's five sisters and brother (a sixth sister lives in Ohio) find themselves looking for her wherever they go, even checking ditches along the road.

"I look in every car stopped at a light, in every store," said Anderson, spokeswoman for her family. "I don't sleep. I'm not eating well.

"I always have this big lump in my throat -- it's hard."

Did Randa Jawhari leave on her own, or was there foul play? Police say they don't know but believe Jawhari -- who has bipolar disorder -- could be staying with friends she made in Flint through Rainbow Connection, which provides services to mentally ill people.

Jawhari had refused for three months to be driven to a clinic for the medication she was supposed to take every 15 days for the disorder, police said.

But family members say they doubt Jawhari is in Flint. For one, she is believed to have no money. The day before she disappeared, she was panhandling at a local McDonald's. Police picked her up and drove her back to her apartment, on Shiawassee Avenue near U.S. 23.

For another, none of Jawhari's clothes appears to be missing with the exception of the bathrobe she wore on the night before family members discovered she was gone.

Also, a nearly full pack of cigarettes was found next to Jawhari's favorite chair. Anderson said her sister was a chain smoker who never would have left her cigarettes behind, much less her daughter, on whom she doted.

And there's this: Jawhari customarily called her parents and siblings several times every day. A recent phone bill covering less than a month lists 55 calls. They all stopped after 11:15 p.m. Feb. 10, when she last spoke to her sister, Fadia Jawhari.

It was a normal conversation, Fadia Jawhari said. Her sister said she was tired and going to bed. But by morning, she was nowhere to be found.

Finally, although Randa Jawhari had made friends at Rainbow Connection and taught an acting class there, she had not been to the facility for six weeks, Anderson said.

"I don't know what happened, but I do know she loves Mattilynn and would never leave her family," Anderson said. "We are asking people to look in their sheds or any abandoned buildings on their property.

"Just please continue to search for her. We are not giving up, and we don't want anyone else to give up, either."

Certainly, no one seems to have given up yet. The Jawharis said they are grateful for the tremendous support they have received from the police and the community. Groups of volunteers have twice searched the area near Randa Jawhari's apartment. The second time, 100 volunteers came, some of them strangers.

People have inundated the family with food, prayers and offers of help, Anderson said.

Jackie Weeks of Fenton, whose daughter is friends with Mattilynn, has transformed her Facebook page into a sort of online central command for the missing woman. The page shows photos of Randa Jawhari, a summary of what happened and links to news stories.

Regular updates are sent to more than 400 people, Weeks said.

"I see the family every day, and it just absolutely breaks my heart," she said. "I had to do something."

In their worried state, Anisse Jawhari and her husband, David, find it difficult to operate their eatery, Beirut Restaurant and Grocery in the Flint Farmers' Market, but hope they will be reunited with their daughter soon.

"We believe she's alive," Anisse Jawhari said. "We love her and miss her and want her to come home."

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RANDA DAVID JAWHARI

Missing Since: 2/11/2009

Sex Female

Race White

Age at time of disappearance: 42

Hgt 5Ft1In

Wgt 100

Hair Brown

Eye Brown

MS. JAWHARI WAS LAST SEEN ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009 AT 11:00PM. SHE IS BELIEVE TO BE WEARING A BROWN JACKET WITH WHITE WOOL SLEEVES AND COLLAR. NO OTHER CLOTHING DESCRIPTION. SUBJECT IS LEGALLY INCAPACITATED AND HAS HIV.

Law Enforcement Agency: FENTON CITY POLICE DEPT

Report Number: 2009-1018

Contact: DET. RON SKARZNSKI

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Project Jason Profile:

Name:  Randa Jawhari

Date of Birth:  06/02/1966

Date Missing:  02/11/2009

Age at time of disappearance:  42

City Missing From:  City of Fenton

State Missing From:  Michigan

Gender:  Female

Race:  White

Height:  5 ft 1 in

Weight: 100 lbs

Hair Color:  Brown

Eye Color:  Brown

Clothing:  Randa is believed to be wearing a blue bath robe. She may also wear brown jacket with white wool sleeves and a collar. 

Circumstances of Disappearance:  Ms. Jawhari was last seen on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 11:00 p.m.  She calls her family frequently and has not been heard from. Her family is certain she does not have any money with her. Randa is a heavy smoker.

Medical Conditions:  Randa is legally incapacitated.

Investigative Agency: Fenton City Police Department

Agency Phone:  (810) 629-5311

Investigative Case #:  2009-1018

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Missing Fenton woman's family wants answers    

By Jenny Suniga

Friday, March 06, 2009 at 6:47 p.m.

It's been nearly a month since 42-year old Randa Jawhari of Fenton disappeared. As the days turn into weeks, her family grows desperate for answers.

Randa was last seen at her apartment in the 34-hundred block of Shiawasee in Fenton by her mother Anisse Jawhari on February 10th. Since then her mother has been worried sick.

"I only sleep 2 or 3 hours a night. I wander all over the house crying by myself," said Anisse.

Randa's father David Jawhari is just as distraught as Anisse, but is also growing frustrated that there has not been a break in the case.

"it's been almost a month now we should know if she is alive or dead." said David.

Police say there were no signs of foul play or any evidence she might have leaving on a trip.

"She's the most difficult person to find. Number one she's mentally incapacitated. She suffers from a bi-polar disorder and she doesn't have any regular patterns," said Det. Ron Skarzynski.

Her sister Diana Anderson says the only consistent thing Randa did was call her family. Diana still has many of Randa's phone messages saved.

Randa's brother Sam Jawhari is now pleading for anyone who has information to come forward.

"Whatever you know please tell us. If she's dead let us know so we can take care of her."

If you have any information contact the Fenton Police Department at 810-629-5311.

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March 11, 2009

Sharon Stone

Tri-County Times

Reward Increased to $6000 for Jawhari's Return

In addition to the $1,000 reward offered by the family of Randa Jawhari, for information leading to her safe return, another $5,000 reward is now being offered.

The $5,000 reward is being offered by the Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation.

The Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation is offering the reward for information leading to the return of the missing Fenton woman. The family of Jawhari reported her missing on Wednesday, Feb. 11, from her Fenton apartment.

  If the police investigation determines that a homicide has occurred, the foundation will then post the reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

   The Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation knows the reward money can make a difference, because its reward money has already assisted in the location of nine missing persons, the apprehension of 37 murder suspects, three kidnappers of young children, and one suspect charged with attempted murder of a peace officer.

  The foundation currently has 37 suspects in custody in 10 states. To date, the foundation has paid a total of $272,600 in rewards to citizens who did the right thing by coming forward and sharing information they had regarding these cases.

  According to Scott Webb, executive director of the foundation, everyone has the responsibility to do their part to help make their community a safe place.

  Det. Ron Skarzynski of the Fenton Police Department said the Jawhari family made contact with the foundation and provided them with Skarzynski�s phone number. He said after reviewing all the criteria, the foundation was willing to put in $5,000.

In these economic times, Skarzynski said that he believes the increased reward could help in their investigation.

   As of Wednesday afternoon, there was no update in the investigation. Skarzynski said he continues to receive tips, however, nothing has panned out. Jawhari�s case has been listed on all of the missing persons Web sites, and Skarzynski is now attempting to get Crime Stoppers to highlight this case for expanded coverage.

The Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation

                Carole and Juli Sund and Silvina Pelosso were three missing sightseers, later found murdered near Yosemite National Park in February 1999. While they were missing, Carole Sund�s parents (Juli�s grandparents), Francis and Carole Carrington, at the request of the FBI, posted rewards both for their safe return and for information leading to the whereabouts of their rental car.

                The Carringtons believe the posting of these rewards, and the media attention they received, contributed to the car being located and the first break in their case. They were thankful they had the financial means to offer these rewards, and it is because of this that they have started the Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation.

                This foundation was established to assist in cases such as the case of Randa Jawhari, which is a similar circumstance as the Carringtons� in that Jawhari is a missing person.

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Reward Increased To $6,000 In Case Of Missing Fenton Woman

March 11, 2009

3/11/09 - Fenton Police are still searching for a woman missing for a month now and the rewards being offerred in the case have been increased. Police Chief Rick Aro says the department still has no solid leads in the disappearance of 42 year old Randa Jawhari on February 11th. The Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation is offering a $5,000 reward in addition to the $1,000 already being offered by family members. Jawhari last talked to her sister over the phone the night she disappeared but when her sister called the next morning, there was no answer at her Shiawassee Avenue apartment. Jawhari also failed to show up at work. There are eight children in her family, which owns a restaurant in downtown Linden. Family members have indicated that there were no signs of foul play or any struggle inside the apartment. Jawhari is described as being a white female with brown hair standing just over five feet tall and weighing 100 pounds. Jawhari�s family is offering a $1,000 reward in the case. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Fenton Police Department at (810) 629-5311.

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Reward increases, search continues for missing Fenton woman Randa Jawhari

by Eric Fish | Fenton Press

Saturday March 14, 2009, 2:07 PM

FENTON, Michigan -- The $1,000 reward for information relating to the safe return of missing Fenton resident Randa Jawhari has been increased to $6,000, Fenton police announced Wednesday.

Jawhari, 42, has been missing for more than a month. The $1,000 reward offered by her family has been upped $5,000 by the Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation, a California-based nonprofit organization created in 1999 that offers reward incentives to help solve and raise public awareness of missing person cases.

So far, the foundation has assisted in locating nine missing people and apprehending 37 murder suspects, three child abductors and one suspect in the attempted murder of an officer.

If investigations reveal that Jawhari's disappearance is a homicide, police say the reward money will be used for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.

Jawhari disappeared Feb. 11 from her Shiawassee Avenue apartment. Police have received no concrete leads regarding her disappearance.

"The case is pretty much the same," said Detective Ron Skarzynski. "We have nothing new right now, just that we're going to give additional money for the reward."

After Jawhari went missing, police officers and family members conducted searches on foot and from a helicopter within a one-mile radius of where she lived. Detectives have worked the case on a daily basis looking for leads. Skarzynski was in the Flint area Wednesday to interview contacts with potential information.

Fenton Police Chief Rick Aro said he doesn't believe Jawhari is in the Fenton area but has no idea where she could be. Information and clues have been sparse, he said.

"She could literally be anywhere," he said, noting the close proximity of U.S. 23 to Jawhari's apartment. "She talked to her family members on a regular basis. That stopped abruptly the day she disappeared. All of that added together gives us some concern about her welfare."

The Jawhari family has posted pleas for help on some Web sites in attempt to locate their loved one. Randa Jawhari is 5 feet tall, weighs 100 pounds and has brown hair. She has bipolar disorder and doesn't own a car or possess a driver's license.

"We can only imagine what the family is going through," Aro said. "She's somebody's daughter. I have a daughter, and if that was my daughter missing, I'd be beside myself.

"I truly believe that there's someone out there that knows something that may be able to turn this investigation around."

Police ask anyone with information about Jawhari to contact the Fenton Police Department at (810) 629-5311.

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Billboard to seek information on missing Fenton woman Randa Jawhari

by Sally York | The Flint Journal

Thursday March 26, 2009, 6:01 PM

FENTON, Michigan -- Some people don't watch the news on TV or read the newspaper. That's why the Jawhari family is taking an extra step to make sure everyone knows their daughter is missing.

Naheda Jawhari, 46, of Burton has hired CBS Outdoor in Flint to put up a billboard asking for information about her sister, Randa Jawhari, 42, of Fenton, who disappeared Feb. 11.

"We're just panicked," said Naheda Jawhari, "and we know that every moment counts."

The billboard will be posted soon along U.S. 23, she said. It will include a photo of Randa Jawhari, offer a $6,000 reward for information leading to her safe return and provide a contact number for the Fenton Police Department: (810) 629-5311.

CBS Outdoor is charging the Jawharis only for the cost of producing the billboard, Naheda Jawhari said.

Randa Jawhari is 5 foot tall, weighs 100 pounds and was last seen in her apartment wearing a blue bathrobe.

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Randa Jawhari and Ashley Summers are Project Jason's featured missing persons for April of 2009. The image you see below, with links to their news and information threads, is on the main page of the Project Jason website. This is one means of awareness for their cases, and with a high average of daily hits to the site, we'll reach many with their stories.

If your missing loved one is not registered with us for services, please click here: http://www.projectjason.org/report.html

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Police Sketch Released In Missing Woman Case

Drawing Is Of Man Wanted For Questioning In Disappearance Of Randa Jawhari

POSTED: 5:03 pm EDT April 28, 2009

UPDATED: 5:20 pm EDT April 28, 2009

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FENTON, Mich. -- Police are looking for a person they hope can help track down a missing Mid-Michigan woman.

Randa Jawhari has been reported missing since February.

Her family said they last heard from her on Feb. 10.

Now police are hoping a man spotted with the mentally ill woman may have clues in her disappearance.

Fenton Police said the man was seen with Jawhari several times last fall. No foul play is suspected at this point.

There is a $6,000 reward for information leading to Jawhari’s return.

Anyone with information is urged to call investigators at 810-629-5311.

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From the Family:

"Subject: PRAYER VIGIL for RANDA JAWHARI

Dear Family and Friends,

Randa"s birthday is coming up on June 2.  I hope you will join my family and I in honoring Randa on Saturday, June 6th, 2009 with a prayer vigil. 

The Mill Pond Park Gazebo is located in Fenton next to City Hall:

301 S. Leroy St.

Fenton, Mi. 48430

(810) 629-2251

Please come and support my family and I at 7:00 pm.  We will love to meet each of you.  May you all be blessed with the peace of God!!!"

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Family of missing Fenton woman to hold prayer vigil

By Sharon Stone

Published: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 1:36 PM EDT

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Fenton  The family of Randa Jawhari will be holding a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 in honor of her 43rd birthday, which is June 2. Those attending will be gathering at the millpond park gazebo next to Fenton City Hall.

Jawhari’s sister, Naheda Jawhari, said the family would love to meet all of their supporters. Randa’s twin sister, Ghada Joseph, of Ohio, is also expected to attend.

Randa Jawhari, 42, was reported missing by family on Wednesday, Feb. 11. She was last heard from at about 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, said her sister Rocky Jawhari, who spoke with her on the phone. Rocky said Randa told her she was tired and was going to go to bed.

Rocky said the clothes that were laid out for Randa to wear the next day were left untouched. Family members and police have said there was no sign of any struggle or foul play inside her apartment. Family members also said Randa was a chain smoker, yet an open pack of cigarettes was found beside her favorite chair.

The missing woman has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, along with other medical conditions, however, family members said prior to her disappearance she had been seen by a physician and was feeling well and calm.

A reward of $6,000 has been offered, and Fenton police have been investigating her disappearance. A forensic artist recently released a sketch of a “person of interest†who Fenton police would like to question.

Det. Ron Skarzynski said, the morning before she disappeared from her small Shiawassee Avenue apartment, police had responded to a fast food restaurant on Owen Road in reference to a woman asking for money. That woman was identified as Randa, and a Fenton police officer drove her back to her apartment, without incident.

Skarzynski said the police department is still investigating and seeking information regarding Randa’s disappearance. Although he has received some possible names, he has been unable to positively identify the black male shown in the composite drawing done by the state police forensic artist. The drawing was of an individual who accompanied Randa to a medical office in Flint last November.

“We’re hoping for a break,†said the detective. He said they’ve exhausted all tips and are asking for assistance from the public.

If anyone has information about Randa’s disappearance, they are urged to call Fenton police at (810) 629-5311. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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Family of missing Fenton woman holds prayer vigil

Saturday, June 06, 2009 | 11:32 PM

By Joel FeickFENTON (WJRT) -- (06/06/09)--Candles were lit in Fenton on Saturday night to remember a missing woman on the week of her birthday.

Her family is still asking tonight, "Where's Randa?"

Randa Jawhari has been missing since February.  She was last seen at her Fenton apartment.

Her family members and some friends gathered to celebrate her birthday and remind everyone that they are still praying for her safe return.

Members of the Jawhari family wait for the mail and for phone calls.  But after four months, there is no sign of 43-year-old Randa Jawhari.  Her birthday was Tuesday.

Her family -- five sisters, a brother, her mom and her dad -- haven't given up hope that Ronda can somehow be found alive.  : an actress, author, and artist who was also bi-polar

Perhaps the worst part for the Jawhari family is the lack of closure.  Randa -- an actress, author, and artist who was also bi-polar -- went missing without a trace. After extensive media coverage, billboards on local expressways and a $6,000 reward, family members say there have been no solid leads.

They are praying and thankful to the Fenton Police, and volunteers who have stepped forward to help them through their personal misery.

"I knew that the darkest moment of my life had just begun," said sister Naheda Jawhari.

The family doesn't want vengeance or revenge.  They just want Randa.  If you have any information, contact Fenton Police.

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Mattilyn Jawhari, 7, of Fenton holds a candle for her mother Randa Jawhari, who went missing from her Fenton home on February 11, 2009, during a prayer vigil asking for her safe return, in downtown Fenton in June.

Six months after reported missing, search for Randa Jawhari still puzzling to family, Fenton police

by Eric Fish | Flint Journal

Wednesday August 12, 2009, 11:14 AM

FENTON, Michigan -- Over six months have gone by since Randa Jawhari went missing from her Shiawassee Avenue apartment and the case continues to yield little in terms of locating her whereabouts.

"I wish I could tell you something new but there hasn't been (anything)," said Naheda Jawhari, Randa's sister.

The 5-foot-1, 100-pound Randa Jawhari went missing Feb. 11. Her family doesn't suspect foul play was involved in her disappearance, yet every tip and lead the Fenton Police Department has followed up on has resulted in a dead-end.

"We get tips on a regular basis," Fenton Police Chief Rick Aro said. "We follow up on all of those but there hasn't been anything significant in quite awhile."

The last significant tip came in April when police released a sketch of a suspicious individual who may have been connected with Jawhari's disappearance. Aro said police were never able to identify the person and have not located the individual.

Since Randa went missing, the Jawhari family has purchased a highway billboard on U.S. 23, created several social networking sites and visited Fenton-area businesses posting fliers about her. The family also held a prayer vigil at Fenton's downtown gazebo in early June, right around the time of Randa's 43rd birthday.

Immediately following Jawhari's disappearance, police and family members conducted searches on foot and from a helicopter within a one-mile radius of her apartment. The initial search, similar to how the entire investigation has gone, turned up empty.

"I don't know what to say," Aro said. "We don't have a whole lot of new information. It's something we discuss on a regular basis. We always have our ear to the ground."

There is still a $6,000 reward for information relating to the safe return of Jawhari. One thousand dollars is being offered by the family, while an additional $5,000 is being put up by the Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation, a California-based nonprofit organization that offers reward incentives to help solve and raise public awareness of missing person cases

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fenton Police Department at (810) 629-5311.

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Randa has been placed on Project Jason's 18 Wheel Angels campaign. A special poster has been made for her and can be downloaded and printed for placement. More information about the program, and the link for the poster can be found here:

http://projectjason.org/18wheel.shtml

In addition to the campaign, Randa was also featured in a national trucking publications, either Independent Contractor or TruckJobSeekers. These free magazines are distributed in truck stops nationwide and have a circulation of about 150,000.

Independent Contractor and TruckJobSeekers are two of Target Media Partner's many publications. In partnership with Project Jason, they each feature two missing persons each per month. You can pick up your free copies at a local truck stop, but if it's far from you, you may want to call and ask if they carry that magazine. These are NOT with the regular for purchase magazines.

We hope this helps in the search for Randa. Please consider printing and placing a poster in businesses in your community.

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Thank you.

Kelly, Project Jason

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