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Tareq Salahi to Police:

MY WIFE'S BEEN KIDNAPPED

9/14/2011 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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"Real Housewives of D.C." star Tareq Salahi believes his wife Michaele Salahi was abducted in Virginia yesterday ... but he's afraid the cops aren't taking the situation seriously ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ just spoke with Tareq ... who tells us he last saw Michaele at their home around 11 AM ET yesterday ... right before he left to go to their winery.  Tareq says Michaele told him she was going to get her hair done -- but she never went to the appointment ... and she's been missing ever since.

Tareq claims he got a phone call from Michaele late last night ... from an unfamiliar Oregon cell phone number ... and she told him she was going to her mother's house, located minutes away from the Salahi home. 

Tareq says he was suspicious -- so he called Michaele's mother ... who told him she hadn't spoken with Michaele and was unaware of her plans.  That's when Tareq -- fearing Michaele had been abducted -- called the Warren County Sheriff's Dept. for help.

But Tareq claims deputies told him she had already called them -- informing them she was OK and just dealing with some "family issues."

Tareq tells TMZ ... he believes Michaele had been FORCED to make the phone calls by her abductor ... and believes she is in very real danger ... especially because the Salahis have received death threats in the past.

Tareq says he's considering going to other law enforcement for help because he feels the Warren County Sheriffs are not taking proper action. A rep for the WCSD tells TMZ cops are not releasing any info about the situation at this time.

Tareq has issued a statement saying, "We are reaching to the public pleaing [sic] desperately for your help."

He continues, "It is our belief as of last night, that Michaele Salahi may have been kidnapped or abducted and being held under duress and forced to tell persons, including authorities she is okay."

"We are asking the public to please be on the look out for her, and if found please contact the authorities and please approach her and contact the authorities to intervene and that she may be forced to say she is okay, when in fact she is not and being held under possible abduction.

The Salahi family can be reached at 540-635-9933."

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316.

Kevin    

He did it!!!!!

1043 days ago
317.

moi    

LOL kind of sad when the police don't even want to look for you....

1043 days ago
318.

Jan    

Oregon phone number?? Did she go buy a phone card that you can enter any phone number in as your home phone?Is this a publicity stunt to sell this story? Did he force her to leave that message himself? Is she really kidnapped? Has she had enough of his controlling ways and has finally left him?

1043 days ago
319.

Mee    

Make the "BIG ONES" look bad or "SCAM THE WRONG PEOPLE" and you may get a little more than a kidnapping, eventually.

1043 days ago
320.

Tiggy    

IF ONLY she was kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel! They should get the husband for filing a false police report.

1043 days ago
321.

Thomas Merton    

Maybe he lost her in hole he dug in the backyard?????

1043 days ago
322.

Thomas Merton    

Maybe she's lost in the hole her hubby dug in the backyard??

1043 days ago
323.

PokerStar    

Oregon cell # - She borrowed a Journey fans phone to place the call. Tareq could barely hear her over the loud music and knew she had been kidnapped. Why else would an old broad be around loud music?

1043 days ago
324.

Kari    

These two are just pathetic. They have lied so much, how could anyone believe them?

1043 days ago
325.

Danielle    

I don't think this is a publicity stunt on his part at least, he sounded sincere in that video. I think she is just trading up. Her actions make her more of an arse then we all already thought she was.

1043 days ago
326.

t    

I thought they were moving to L.A. so that they could persue their "acting" careers? lmao...wonder if he did away with her for insurance money...one down, one to go....

1043 days ago
327.

leevan    

Sheriff's office: Michaele Salahi safe despite husband's claims

http://www.nvdaily.com/news/2011/09/sheriffs-office-michaele-salahi-safe-despite-husbands-claims.php

1043 days ago
328.

toonsies    

Who cares.

1043 days ago
329.

RBadalucco910    

Seriously? Can you blame her for leaving? I think her husband needs help....professional, psychiatric help.... Just sayin'....

1043 days ago
330.

JUDY    

Oh please she left is swarmi behind and he can not deal with it or maybe he killed her since he needs money.

1043 days ago
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