Family of 5 Reported Missing in Frederick County

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating a family of five they say is missing. 

Myung Joo, 33; his wife Youn Kim, 35; and their three children, Laura Joo, 5; Jenna Joo, 3; and Brandon Joo, 1, were last seen on Oct. 23. 

A family friend reported Myung Joo missing after he did not return to work Friday evening. 

The family's landlord says the family left all of their belongings, only taking a few blankets with them. 

Investigators say one of the family's vehicles is not at their home and both cell phones have been turned off. Laura Joo was also checked out of school early on Oct. 23. 

Amanda Hatcher, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, says investigators don't believe there's any foul play involved at this time. They are just looking for answers about the family's whereabouts. 

The sheriff's office released a picture of Myung Joo, but did not provide pictures of the other family members. 

The missing vehicle is a 2005 Mercury sedan with Maryland tags A386986.

Anyone with information about the Joo family is asked to call the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 301-600-2071

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