Tejin Rafael Thomas

Tejin, circa 2016

  • Missing Since 01/03/2016
  • Missing From Bethesda, Maryland
  • Classification Lost/Injured Missing
  • Age 17 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'8, 125 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A blue hooded sweatshirt and blue workout pants. Carrying a duffel bag.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Asian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Tejin's name is pronounced Taa-gin.

Details of Disappearance

Tejin was last seen in Bethesda, Maryland on January 3, 2016. He left his home in the 5200 block of Belvoir Drive, supposedly to go to a friend's house, at 9:30 p.m., but never arrived. Authorities subsequently learned he got an Uber ride to the area of Sangamore Road in western Bethesda at 10:30 p.m. He has never been heard from again.

Tejin left three suicide notes saying he was going to drown himself in the Potomac River. Some of his belongings were subsequently found in and near the river, but his body has never been located.

He was a student at the Maret School, a private school in Washington D.C., at the time of his disappearance. He is presumed dead, but remains classified as a missing person.

Investigating Agency

  • Montgomery County Police Department 301-279-8000

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated March 17, 2018; casefile added.