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Foul Play Suspected After Woman, Last Seen Grocery Shopping, Disappears From Lorton

Police searched Emily Lu’s home on June 4 after she didn’t show up to work. Officers said they found evidence suggesting she may have been harmed inside

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Fairfax County police say they suspect foul play in the recent disappearance of a 72-year-old woman.

Emily Lu was last seen on June 3 walking out of an Aldi grocery store with her items. Now, her neighbors and police are concerned she is in danger.

Newly released surveillance video from that grocery store in Woodbridge, Virginia, shows Lu sorting her groceries in the checkout line around 8 p.m.

She then drove to her house in the 9200 block of Davis Drive in Lorton, Virginia. Lu parked, but police said she never took her groceries out of her car. 

Neighbors called the event "completely out of the ordinary."

Police released a description of Lu after she disappeared. They said she has brown hair, brown eyes, weighs 130 lbs and is 5 feet and 2 inches tall.

Lu was last seen wearing a white shirt with a purple design and white pants. She has scars on her arm from a childhood accident. 

Kevin Mullins has lived next to her for more than 25 years.

“She has never been a problem to us. She has always been very happy,” he said. 

Police searched Lu’s home on June 4 after she didn’t show up to work. Officers said they found evidence suggesting she may have been harmed inside. 

Steve and his wife Sandy live nearby.

“We just saw a lot of police activity," Steve said.

"We are hopeful and prayerful that they find her," Sandy said.

While police search and post missing person fliers, Mullins hopes Lu is safe.

“Whatever has happened to her, I hope she’s fine," Mullins said.

The Fairfax County Police Department urged the public to contact them at 703-691-2131 if anyone has any information.

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