Body of missing Pr. William Co. man found in river

Mohammad Mehboob, 58, of Manassas was last seen early Thursday around 3:30 a.m. (Courtesy Prince William County Police)

UPDATE: The body of Mohammad Mehboob was recovered from the Occoquan River early Friday morning. Fairfax County police are investigating.

WASHINGTON – An endangered adult is missing in Prince William County.

Police say Mohammad Mehboob, 58, of Manassas was last seen early Thursday around 3:30 a.m.

Family members found his 1992 gold Lexus in the area of the Occoquan River Bridge and Gordon Boulevard in Woodbridge.

Police say Mehboob may be suicidal. However, in an email from Mehboob’s daughter, Sara Mehboob, the family denies there father is a danger to himself.

“Our father, Mohammad Mehboob, is an extremely strong, courageous, and responsible person who is a role model for the community. His disappearance and the circumstances surrounding this event have been a shock to us and show no evidence of depression like or suicidal behavior. We are saddened to find that his mindset has been reported differently. He is very much committed to his family and his community, We are anxiously awaiting his safe return and ask for everyone’s prayers at this time.”

A K-9 unit and helicopter were used Thursday afternoon in the search, while dive teams searched the Occoquan River.

Mehboob is described as a white male, 5-feet-10-inches, 180 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on Mehboob’s whereabouts is asked to call Prince William County Police at 703-792-6500.

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