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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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46.

DisgustedinDC    

BTW- Anyone who knows an iota about Michelle "Michaele" Salahi knows shes a total PSYCHOPATH and professional CON ARTIST. She probably realized the Gravy train was over, and decided to FLEE. Thats what GOLD DIGGERS do. She destroyed his family, their business, every attempt at FAME=EPIC FAIL- Of course she left. He has NO FUNDS no winery nothing to embezzle and steal from to support her tremendous starvation for a lavish lifestyle.

1134 days ago
47.

hippie@heart    

did you check the white house?...lol

1134 days ago
48.

Shannon    

This has "publicity stunt" written all over it...

1134 days ago
49.

doodaa    

bad move making the situation public, now your wife could really be in danger. the reason they kidnapp people is for money in return.

1134 days ago
50.

have a nice day    

who cares now he doesn't have to spent another dime on her she was just with him for the money like most of the housewh.0.res

1134 days ago
51.

tea    

She ranaway from him it doesn't mean she is missing

1134 days ago
52.

SusanCoyote    

First of all, they have NO money - so no kidnapping. They are always looking for attention and this is right up their alley. They are both nuts!

1134 days ago
53.

fiona    

i get a weird vibe from the guy like an abusive or delusional type but she also seems weird

1134 days ago
54.

Candice    

Hope all is well but given their past it sounds like they want publicity.

1134 days ago
55.

gigi    

she is having an affair that is just the excuse she used

1134 days ago
56.

Afiya    

GTFOHWTBS!!!!

1134 days ago
57.

Britney Spears is a joke    

Oh please - these two will do ANYTHING to stay relevant in the media! OMG this crosses the line.

1134 days ago
58.

Sunny    

I don't believe a word of it! See what happens when you cry wolf too often! They are so delusional and think we believe everything they say. Dream on!

1134 days ago
59.

maria    

This is very fishy situation,I didn't like her ,but I dislike him he is a manipulator she feels she is on his hands,she don't make decisions without him I feel she was trapped in by him! Or this is another way to get attention or this is a real kidnapping and I blame him he is weird and sneaky !

1134 days ago
60.

Chase    

Like Pazuzu said, "Let her die-ah!!!".

1134 days ago
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