DATE: January 6, 2019    

Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

UPDATE JANUARY 9: Ms. Hartsock was located safe and unharmed. 

On Saturday, January 5, at 6:44 p.m., officers responded to the 2200 block of Bridle Path Drive in Waldorf for the report of a missing person. Regina Lou Hartsock, 54, was reported missing by her husband who arrived home from work to discover she was not there. Her purse, keys and cellphone were inside, but her coat was missing. Her car was parked in the driveway. Hartsock was last seen shortly after 5 p.m. Officers canvassed the area by foot, ATV’s, and by using police K9s. In addition, drones operated by the CCSO were deployed and the Maryland State Police assisted and utilized a helicopter with infrared cameras. Hartsock is 5’7”, 180 lbs., has shoulder length brown hair, wears glasses, and was last seen wearing a plum-colored coat. Photos of Hartsock were captured on their home security system earlier in the day and show what she may have been wearing. Detectives are pursuing all investigative leads and are asking anyone with information to contact Detective C. Buchanan at (301) 932-2222 or (301) 609-6477.  


Regina Hartsock earlier on Jan 5.


Regina Hartsock Jan. 5

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