Jholie Moussa was last seen on Friday. (Images from Facebook)
The family of a 16-year-old girl from the Richmond Highway area is asking for the public’s help in finding her.
Jholie Moussa was last seen on Friday afternoon around 4:15 p.m. when she left her house in the Mount Zephyr area. Her mother said Jholie later sent her sister a Snapchat message saying she was going to a party in Norfolk, Va.
Jholie’s mother, Syreeta Hill, said Sunday night that her daughter has never gone out and not come home before.
“This is completely out of her character,” Hill said.
Jholie has an iPhone but it’s been turned off since early Saturday morning, according to Hill. Jholie called her mom at 1:56 a.m. Saturday, but Hill said she missed the call, and that when she called Jholie back minutes later, the call went to voicemail.
The family was able to check Jholie’s phone records, and Hill says her daughter has not made any calls since.
Hill said the family contacted the Fairfax County Police on Saturday, but expressed frustration at how the case was being treated. Because Jholie left the house on her own, she is considered a runaway rather than a missing person, Hill said. She also said an investigator wouldn’t be visiting their house until Tuesday.
“We’ve given them leads, people they should talk to,” Hill said, noting that her husband had information from Jholie’s phone records that would help locate where she made her last call. “They haven’t spoken to anybody.”
A police spokesman said Monday that officers have been to Jholie’s house multiple times over the weekend to talk to family members, and have reached out to Jholie’s cell phone provider.
“[Officers] have been actively following up on the case,” said Kent Bailey, who added that if Jholie has not been located by Tuesday, the department’s Major Crimes Bureau will begin investigating the case.
Description: Jholie Moussa is 5 foot 2 inches tall and weighs 105 pounds. Her mom said she has long braids, and was last wearing torn blue jeans and a black and white plaid shirt. She also has on black Uggs boots with bows on the back and a black puffy jacket with brown fur on the hood. Jholie also has a tattoo with her and her twin sister’s names on it.
This story was updated Monday morning with information from the Fairfax County Police.