Update: York man found dead after YPSO issues missing person alert

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(Courtesy YPSO)
David Chase Witmer (Courtesy YPSO)

Update: Newport News Police are reporting Witmer was found deceased Tuesday in the 12400 block of Warwick Boulevard behind a local grocery store. An investigation is ongoing.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office has issued a missing person alert for York County resident David Chase Witmer.

According to police, Witmer has been missing since Sunday and was last seen in the area of Christopher Newport University on Monday. Witmer is described as a white male with red hair and hazel eyes who is 5 feet and 10 inches and weighs 175 pounds.

According to YPSO, Witmer made prior statements that has his family concerned for his welfare. He may be in possession of a firearm, and the YPSO requests that anyone with information or who sees him call 911 immediately.