Deputies locate 'vehicle of interest' in case of missing Baton Rouge woman
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The "vehicle of interest" in the disappearance of 54-year-old Taherah Ghassemi has been found, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office.
Detectives have been looking for the dark colored "vehicle of interest," believed to be a Tahoe, since April 20 after they spotted the SUV on surveillance video. It was on Millwood Drive a few blocks from Ghassemi's home during the time investigators believe she went missing, around 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 11.
Detectives are hoping someone can help fill in the missing hours.
"Detectives are really asking the public for any information. If they know anything about this vehicle of interest, about the woman or about the vehicle that was found burned, we're asking them to please call the sheriff's office," said EBRSO spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks.
Court records show that Ghassemi is recently divorced. Ghassemi's son told 9News he last saw her Saturday, April 11. He says he was advised not to discuss the divorce, but did say it was a difficult ordeal that lasted many years.
Ghassemi's car, a 2004 blue, 4-door Jaguar, was discovered by the Baton Rouge Police Department the day after she vanished. It was on fire and empty on a Chalma Avenue near Choctaw Drive .
"It's definitely possible, and we're obviously very concerned for her welfare. The vehicle was found intentionally burned, completely destroyed. So that's very concerning for detectives," said Hicks.
Anyone with information is asked to call Sheriffs' Office at 389-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP (7867).
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