Senior Alert issued for missing ‘endangered’ 62-year-old man

Posted at 1:51 PM, Jan 14, 2020

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Police are still trying to locate 62-year-old Leon Francis, who was last seen January 14.

Around 7:44 a.m., police were dispatched to the 400 block of Wynn Drive in reference to a missing person.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with the complainant who stated her husband was missing and was last seen around 6:10 a.m.  She identified her husband as 62-year-old Leon Francis.

Francis is described as a black male who is 5’8″ tall and weighs 160 pounds.

While he is seen wearing a white, purple, and orange New York Knicks jacket and a white New York Knicks ballcap in a photo police released, authorities say they were later notified that he is not wearing the jacket. Wednesday, police said Francis was last seen wearing only a t-shirt, boxers and one shoe when he went missing.

Reports say that Francis has limited motor capacity and has difficulty walking.

After issuing the Senior Alert Wednesday, Virginia State Police said Francis suffers from a cognitive impairment and his disappearance poses a credible threat to his health and safety.

Newport News Police explained that after further investigation, Francis is now considered endangered.

If contact is made with Francis, please contact Newport News Police Department at (757) 247–2500.

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