‘We need him to come back’: Pittsburgh police, community looking for missing 24-year-old

PITTSBURGH — It’s been five days since 24-year-old Mohammed El-Hadi Mohammed has gone missing. His sister and close friend said they are worried sick and are asking for the community’s help to find him.

“We are so worried about him and his safety. We need him to come back,” said Rania Maoun, his close friend.

Family, friends and coworkers of Mohammed are concerned because he is still missing.

His sister, Hiba said the last time she saw and spoke with her brother was on the night of May 22.

“It’s terrible for me and my family. All of them are worried about him,” Hiba said.

Mohammed works at 40North on Pittsburgh’s North Side. The restaurant posted missing person signs out front and shared a post online asking for the public’s help to locate him safe and sound.

“We thank the Pittsburgh community for help...finding him,” Maoun said.

His boss said Mohammed called out of work last Wednesday, which was unusual for him. Then he texted her saying, “Don’t worry, I’ll be there tomorrow” but never showed up to work the next day. She said they are really worried about him.

“His family is devastated. They are calling all the time and his sister needs him,“ Maoun said.

His sister said Mohammed was born in New York and moved to Sudan with his family when he was five. He was in medical school but had to be evacuated by the U.S. embassy because of the war. Last year, he moved to Pittsburgh. His loved ones say he is smart, kind and helpful and are hoping to find him soon.

“I appreciate everyone helping us trying to find him, so I hope in the end we find him and he is safe,“ Hiba said.

Pittsburgh Police said their Special Victims Unit detectives are searching for him. Anyone who has seen him or heard from him, report that information to Pittsburgh Police.

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