Family and community seek information on missing Drexel student Fatima Rahman

Fatima Rahman
Fatima Rahman. Credit: PPD

This weekend, family members passed out flyers in Upper Darby to seek new information about the whereabouts of their lost daughter, Fatima Rahman.

Fatima Rahman, 21, was last seen on Jan. 2 at her home on the 4300 block of Chestnut Street by family members.

A week later, police issued an alert seeking information about Rahman, who suffers from schizophrenia, and left behind her cell phone, jacket and medication when she left her home.

On Saturday, Rahman’s family members and community leaders gathered to draw attention to finding Rahman, who is still missing one month later.

Rahman’s schizophrenia causes her to become increasingly paranoid and to avoid contact with people when she is off her medication, police said.

Police said Rahman is known to frequent the area of 43rd and Walnut streets and 34th and Race streets.

Rahman, described as 5’1″, weighing about 120 pounds, with a thin build, brown eyes, olive skin, shoulder-length black hair, and is of Bangladeshi descent.

She was last seen wearing a blue head scarf, red sweater and blue jeans.

Family members told the Delaware County Daily Times that Rahman, who was on a leave of absence from Drexel, had increased her medication dosage a few days before the day when they woke up and discovered that she had gone missing.


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