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2 Missing Marshall H.S. Girls Found Safe, Headed Home

ADD062510juvmissingbothgirlsFairfax County Police said today that the two George C. Marshall High School girls reported missing last Friday were located good condition in Columbia, S.C. last night. They are with a family member and are in transit back to Fairfax County, but the case is still under investigation.

 

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Tiffany Ghani (left) and Tram Hoang (right). (Photo: Fairfax County Police)

 

Fairfax County Police said today that the two George C. Marshall High School girls reported missing last Friday were located good condition in Columbia, S.C. last night. They are with a family member and are in transit back to Fairfax County, but the case is still under investigation.

On Friday, June 18, 16-year-old Tiffany Ghani, a varsity cheerleader at Marshall, and 15-year-old Tram Hoang spent the night together at a parent’s apartment in the 1600 block of International Drive in Tysons Corner. Sometime after 10 p.m. the girls left the apartment and were discovered missing around midnight. Around that same time a young girl and two males were seen leaving the apartment complex in a dark-colored car. Police were immediately called to the home.

That night, they were seen at a store in Columbia, S.C. around 7 p.m. The detectives who received the tip followed where it took them and do not believe the girls were under any duress at the time

Fairfax police officer, Shelley Broderick, said that a friend of the girls living in Northern Virginia received a phone call from them Friday after they were reported missing. The developments led to the cancellation of a press conference scheduled for Tuesday morning with reporters at which the family members of the missing girls were slated to appear.

At the time of the initial police report, it was believed the girls were missing under voluntary circumstances. Though the girls were last seen Friday in South Carolina, no sightings have been reported since and the investigation into there current whereabouts continues. Detectives assigned to the case determined the girls left without any personal belongings and have not contacted family, which is uncharacteristic of them.

“There are still the same flags that came up in the beginning that continue to concern detectives,” Broderick said Tuesday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.