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Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Police: Alexandria activist missing, in ‘danger’

Alexandria police are asking for help in locating a local activist they say has been missing since last week, and who they believe is in danger.


Lenny Harris. (Alexandria Police. )
Lenwood “Lenny” Harris, 53, was last seen around 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Charles Houston Recreation Center in Old Town Alexandria. He was driving a 1994 light blue Toyota Corolla with Virginia license plate XKG-8385, according to police.

“We believe he is in danger,” said police spokeswoman Ashley Hildebrandt, who declined to elaborate. “That’s really all I can say.”

Friends and family held a vigil in hopes he will return home safely.


A view of a tattoo on the arm of a "person of interest" in the disappearance of Lenwood Harris. (Alexandria Police. )
Harris’ cell phone was found Thursday on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, and he failed to show up for a presentation at the Alexandria Adult Detention Center, police said.

He is described as 6-foot-1, 210 pounds and has dark hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray sweat top and gray sweat pants.

Police also said someone used his credit card shortly after 1 a.m. on King St. on Sept. 22. A short description police provided said the man appeared to be a black male with a mustache and goatee, a muscular build and tattoos on his forearms.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Alexandria police 703-746-4711 or 703-838-4444.
A surveillance image of a "person of interest" in the disappearance of Lenwood Harris. (Alexandria Police)

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