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Photo of Jash Gurung, missing 35-year-old man.Baltimore County Police are actively searching for a critical missing man who may be lost and disoriented.

Jash Gurung, a 35-year-old Asian man, was last seen exiting the Target store at 1330 Martin Boulevard in Essex at approximately 4:34 p.m. after becoming separated from his family members inside the store.  He is unfamiliar with the area and has no means for transportation.

Mr. Gurung has light brown skin, short black hair, brown eyes and a mustache. He is 5'2 and weighs 110 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a green shirt, a blue and white striped jacket, black shoes and a black baseball cap with an unknown type of white emblem. He was carrying a plastic Target bag when he exited the store. The attached photo is a still-shot from the Target surveillance camera as Mr. Gurung was leaving the store.

 Anyone who has seen Mr. Gurung or has information on his possible whereabouts is asked to contact the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-307-2020 or dial 9-1-1.

UPDATE (September 12, 2016  2:54 p.m.):

Detectives have determined a good address for Erika Shaffner.

The Baltimore County Police Department thanks everyone who shared her information.

Original release (September 3, 2016  11:12 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's help in locating a woman from the Dundalk area.

Erika Nicole Shaffner, 28, of the 1800 block of East Avenue, 21222, has not contacted family since August 25, 2016. She is described as a white female, 28 years old, 5’4”, 110 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Family is concerned for her safety and is asking anyone who has information as to the whereabouts of Erika Nicole Shaffner, to please call the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

UPDATE (July 19, 2016  8:36 a.m.):

The woman that was found walking in the area of Red Oak Road and Willow Oak Road early this morning has been reunited with her family.

The Baltimore County Police Department thanks everyone who shared her information.

Original release (July 19, 2016  7 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a woman who was found walking in the Parkville area. 

Just after 3 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police received a call for a woman walking in the area of Red Oak Road and Willow Oak Road. The woman was confused and unable to give officers enough information to locate her home, a relative, or a caregiver. She says that her name is Barbara Powell. The woman is described as a black female, 5’2” and 90 pounds. She has gray hair with dreadlocks and is wearing a night gown with blue hospital socks. She believes that she lives on North Bentalou Street in Baltimore. After investigating throughout the morning, officers have been unsuccessful in locating the woman’s home or a relative. If anyone has any information concerning this woman or recognizes her photograph, please contact the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 


Revised September 27, 2016