A couple visiting family in Bethesda, Maryland, have been missing since Saturday, and police are asking for the public’s help in locating the couple.
Maminirina Richard Randrianarison, a 68-year-old man, and Lalao Jeanne Ravohitra Rajaonarison, a 63-year-old woman, were last seen leaving the 5000 block of Sentinel Drive in Bethesda on Oct. 15 around 2:30 p.m., according to Montgomery County police.
Randrianarison is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 141 lbs. He was last seen wearing a dark red cap with an American flag and eagle crest, a gray hoodie, gray sweatpants and tan sandals, authorities said.
Rajaonarison is 5 feet tall and weighs 110 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue shirt, black, pink and white checkered pants and black shoes, according to police.
Their daughter, Hajalalaina Consuella Rabearivony, said they were attending their grandson’s soccer game at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda on Saturday before they disappeared.
“They were watching the game. My mom has a medical condition, so she stayed in the car, and my dad stayed in the car with her,” said Rabearivony.
She said her parents left in her car around 12:15 p.m. to return home a few minutes away. Her mother had to take medicine.
“When we got here, they were supposed to be at home, but they weren’t. The car wasn’t there,” said Rabearivony.
Family and friends posted hundreds of flyers in the area when the couple never returned home. They did not have a cell phone and were driving a blue 2021 Hyundai Accent with Maryland provisional license plate T1090948.
“No water, no food, no credit card, no cash,” Rabearivony said.
She said they wouldn’t go anywhere without telling her. She believes they may have gotten lost, but with each passing hour she grows more worried.
“We are very worried, especially because she is in a state of health,” Rabearivony said.
The missing couple speaks French and Malagasy, a language from Madagascar.
Anyone with information is asked to call (240) 773-6700 or the police non-emergency number at (301) 279-8000 (24-hour line). Callers can remain anonymous.