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Missing Again: Mohammed Saleem, 24, Deaf, Mute, Mentally Challenged


Mohammed Saleem, a 24-year-old guy who is deaf, mute, and suffers from either autism or Down syndrome (news accounts differ), has gone missing from the Kew Gardens area of Queens. It’s believed that this is at least the fourth time Saleem has gone missing in just the past five months. But this time, he’s been missing for a week.

Cops describe him as 5 feet and 100 pounds. The NYPD says he has a tattoo of his home phone number on his arm. Saleem was last seen at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, leaving a relative’s house at 7510 150th Street.

He was born in Pakistan, and he and his family formerly lived in New York but moved to Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, a Pittsburgh suburb, last October. Since then, he has gone missing at least three times in the Pittsburgh area, once in October, once in November, and once in January.

After one of his disappearances, commuters in Pittsburgh discovered him on their bus after news reports of his being missing.

Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit tips at or text info to 274637 (CRIMES), entering TIP577.

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