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Wheelchair bound woman reported missing in Newport News (Updated)

Marva Keyser (right). (WYDaily/Courtesy of Newport News Police)
Marva Keyser (right). (WYDaily/Courtesy of Newport News Police)

UPDATE 5:57 p.m. Feb. 17, 2020: Newport News Police said Marva Keyser has been found safe and unharmed.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Police in Newport News are asking the public for help in finding a wheelchair bound 77-year-old woman who was last seen Sunday night.

Police said Marva Keyser “has a medical condition and is considered endangered.”

Keyser was last seen between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sunday at 50 Wellesley Drive. She was reported missing at 1 a.m. Monday.

Marva Keyser (right). (WYDaily/Courtesy of Newport News Police)
Marva Keyser (right). (WYDaily/Courtesy of Newport News Police)

Keyser is black, about 5 feet tall, approximately 150 pounds. She wears glasses.

Police said she has brown hair, but they believe she is wearing a red wig. She was last seen wearing a light black jacket, red shorts, and white sneakers.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have seen Keyser or know of her whereabouts to call 757-928-4100, option 4. Tipsters can also call Newport News dispatchers at 757–247–2500 or 911.

A senior alert has been activated.

John Mangalonzohttp://wydaily.com
John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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