Saturday, December 9, 2023

Have you seen this man? He’s been missing for more than two weeks

The Newport News Police Department continue to look for a man who has been missing since mid-January.

“There are no updates,” said Sarah Ketchum, spokeswoman for the Newport News Police Department.

Leon Francis, 62, was last seen on Jan. 14 at his home in the 400 block of Wynn Drive around 6:10 a.m., according to police.

Authorities said Francis is described as a black male, 5-foot-8, 160 pounds and has difficulty walking with limited motor skills.

Ketchum said he was last seen wearing a t-shirt and boxers.

Anyone with information can call the department’s non-emergency dispatch number at 757-247-2500.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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