The cause of death in Jawaher Hejji’s case remains unknown, with the Clark County Coroner’s Office announcing earlier today that they were unable to determine what killed her.
The 26 year old Henderson woman went missing from Las Vegas on December 20, 2020, and was reported missing by her family on December 25.
Her remains were found by a climber near Black Mountain on September 6, 2021, 10 months after she went missing.
Jawaher Hejji’s Disappearance
26 year old Jawaher Hejii was last seen on December 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The following day, her car was found by the Henderson Police Department, parked at Shaded Canyon Drive near Horizon Ridge Parkway in Henderson. Her keys were on the hood of the car, her wallet and phone left inside, but Hejji was nowhere to be found.
Surveillance footage showed Hejji walking alone at construction site on the Armargosa Trail, located at the base of Black Mountain.
At the time of her disappearance she may have been under severe emotional distress and in need of medical assistance.
Authorities conducted numerous searches for Hejji, and asked for the public’s assistance in locating her. Red Rock Search and Rescue helped search efforts, under the direction of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Her family hired a private investigator, used drones, and posted flyers to aid in the search. Her sister devoted her Instagram page to finding her oldest sister.
Jawaher Hejji’s Remains Found
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police announced that the skeletal remains of Jawaher Hejji were found near Black Mountain on September 6, 2021.
The discovery came after Henderson police responded to a report of skeletal remains found near Black Mountain on September 6, according to a press release by the Las Vegas Police.
Hejji’s mother told FOX 5 that a climber found her daughter’s skull, and that the rest of her remains were later found on the mountain. The Clark County Coroner’s Office was unable to determine the manner and cause of Jawaher Hejji’s death.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Jawaher Hejji please contact the LVMPD Missing Person’s Detail at (702) 828-3111, or Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.