Missing Patchogue woman’s son holding press event Monday, urges more attention on her disappearance


A neighborhood search for a 56-year-old Patchogue woman, missing for 10 days, took place in Patchogue this weekend but yielded no results.

Yvette Leonard was reported missing to Suffolk County Police on Tuesday, but her son Malyk of Brooklyn has said that his mother was last seen on June 13 near 20 Edwards St. in Patchogue. Yvette Leonard is described as a Black woman with black dreadlocks; she is heavyset and is 5-foot-6.

She was wearing black sweatpants and a short-sleeve black t-shirt at the tie of her last sighting. Flyers distributed about her disappearance note that she has schizophrenia and dementia, and is bipolar.

Malyk Leonard led the effort in today’s search, assisted by friends and members of the community. He has scheduled a press conference for Monday at noon at in front of 74 Terry St. in Patchogue.

A flyer posted on Facebook indicates that Nasiy Nasir X — the national chairman of the Lion of Judah Armed Forces and an official with the New Black Panther Nation in Minnesota — will speak during the press event, along with members of Leonard’s family. Nasir X has been active in raising awareness of unsolved cases relating to police investigations. Nasir X posted the flyer on his TikTok account.

In a TikTok post, Nasir X said he is demanding that the U.S. Marshals service get involved with the search for Yvette Leonard.


On June 13, 2024 Yvette Leonard went missing. She was last seen near 20 Edwards St, Patchogue NY wearing a dark short sleeved t-shirt and dark sweatpants. Yvette is a 56 year old woman of African American descent, she has black dreadlocks and has a darker complexion. She weighs around 225 lbs and is 5’6”. National President, Nasiy Nasir X, of The Lion of Judah Armed Forces is demanding that the Suffolk County Police Department take this case more seriously. Nasiy Nasir X is also demanding that the US MARSHALLS get involved as well. There has not been any amber alert or media coverage pertaining to her missing, and she has been missing well over 72hours. Press Conference Information: Press Conference: Missing Mother: Where’s Yvette Leonard??? Where’s The Amber Alert??? Where’s The Media Coverage??? When: Monday June 24th 2024 Time: 12pm EST Where: 74 Terry St, Patchogue NY 11772 Guest Speakers: National President Nasiy Nasir X and the family of Yvette. #nasiynasirx #tlojaf

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Photos credit: Christine Heeren – Artist Lake Media

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