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.
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.
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.