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13-year-old girl from Rockville found safe and unharmed

Lemlem Earley left for school between 7 and 7:30 a.m., but never made it to school.
Credit: Rockville Police
She was last seen leaving her house at 7:30 a.m. but never made it to school.

ROCKVILLE, Md. — *UPDATE* as of 1:40 p.m. Wednesday: Lemlem Earley has been located safe and unharmed, according to police.

The Rockville City Police Department and the Montgomery County Department of Police are searching for a 13-year-old girl who went missing Tuesday morning. 

Lemlem Earley was last seen leaving her house in the 500 block of Anderson Avenue between 7 and 7:30 a.m. She attends Julius West Middle School, but according to authorities, she never made it to the school. 

Earley is described as a 5-foot-4 girl who weighs 115 pounds and has brown hair and eyes. Authorities say she was last seen possibly wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with the wording 'JFK50' or 'NCR Trail Marathon' with dark-colored pants and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about Earley’s whereabouts is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 or the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

There are currently 210 active missing persons reports in Maryland.

Montgomery County is also investigating a sexual assault that occurred in Gaithersburg on Saturday. 

Authorities said they were called to a paved footpath on Longdraft Road near Clopper Lake around 6:32 p.m. The investigation by detectives determined that the woman was on the path when the suspect pulled her into the woods, sexually assaulted her and then fled. 

A witness who was on the path heard the victim scream and came to her aid. The suspect is described as a 30-year-old black male around 6-feet tall, wearing a black baseball cap, black sweatpants and sweatshirt, and white shoes. He is also described as having a large scar on his face going from his upper cheekbone to his mouth.

Police are urging anyone who has any information about the suspect or the assault to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400. 

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