Security camera captured image of missing Patchogue woman the day she disappeared, son says


Thanks to security camera footage, the son of a missing Patchogue woman has been able to provide an updated description of what his mother was wearing on the day of her disappearance nearly two weeks ago.

Yvette Leonard, 56, was wearing a light blue shirt with dark colored jeans and grey sneakers, Malyk Leonard reported. Additionally, the heavyset woman is 5-foot-6 and has black and grey dreadlocks.

While the police have not publicly provided updates on the search for Yvette Leonard, her son is saying that he is being told by police that investigators are pulling additional camera footage from neighbors along the path between the last two places Leonard was seen — 64 Terry St. and 20 Edwards St. in Patchogue.

Detectives are also obtaining phones records and working to question people who previously claimed to have information Leonard’s disappearance, Malyk Leonard, who lives in Brooklyn, said in a Facebook post.

Meanwhile, “Missing person” flyers related to Leonard’s disappearance are posted on storefronts and utility poles across downtown Patchogue.

“The police were out looking for my mother today and following up on some potential leads, but my mother is still out there somewhere,” said Malyk Leonard, one of Yvette’s three adult children, said in a Facebook post Tuesday night. “Sorry, everyone. I wish I had more information.”

Thursday would mark two weeks since Yvette Leonard was last seen. She suffers from schizophrenia and early onset dementia, and is bipolar, her son said. The last reported sighting of Leonard was at 8 p.m. on June 13.

Malyk Leonard held a press conference in Patchogue on Monday to bring more attention to his mother’s missing persons case. The case has captured the attention of Nasiy Nasir X, the national chairman of the Lion of Judah Armed Forces. Nasir X spoke passionately and forcefully during the press event.

Below is a video recorded at the press conference.

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