Patchogue woman, 56, missing for eight days; son desperately searching


A 56-year-old Patchogue woman has been missing for eight days and her son is growing more and more anxious to find her.

“It’s about to be 8 days that my mom is missing and I have absolutely no leads,” Malyk Leonard posted on Facebook Thursday night. “I don’t understand how this is possible. A woman with no money, literally has nothing with her, except the clothes on her back, just goes missing.”

Leonard of Brooklyn said his mom Yvette was last seen leaving her house on Edwards Street in Patchogue. He reported that she frequently visits the stores and a laundromat on Main Street.

Suffolk Police confirmed that Leonard was officially reported missing on Tuesday, June 18, and that she was last seen on June 13. Fifth Squad detectives are investigating and anyone with information is asked to call police. Yvette Leonard is described as a heavyset Black woman with long dreadlocks.

Malyk Leonard has been fervently posting on his Facebook profile page and in numerous Facebook community groups over the last three days. Thousands of Facebook users have reshared his posts, and many are assisting in the search.

On Thursday, Malyk Leonard organized a search party in downtown Patchogue. This came after he had followed up on alleged sightings of his mother on the Nautical Mile in Freeport, on William Floyd Parkway, and at Long Island Community Hospital in Patchogue.

“With almost 4 thousand repost and thousands of people looking for her, I don’t understand how she is literally nowhere to be found,” he said in a Thursday post.

Top photo: Facebook/Malyk Leonard

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