Potomac au pair found safe after not arriving for flight at Dulles Airport, police say

Fanisa Mthembi, 26. (Credit: Montgomery County Police Department)

Police in Montgomery County have located a missing au pair who was last seen leaving her employer's home in Potomac.

Montgomery County police say 26-year-old Fanisa Mthembi was found Friday evening after last being seen the morning of Friday, August 26.

According to police, Mthembi ordered a rideshare to the airport on that day, but loved ones later reported she never arrived for her flight leaving out of Dulles International Airport.

Police say Mthembi was leaving the area to go do another au pair assignment in Texas.

Mthembi is an au pair who worked for a family in Potomac. An au pair is a foreign person who cares for children and does domestic work for a family in return for room and board and the opportunity to gain cultural experience or schooling.