Autumn Win Day
Day, approximately 2003
Date reported missing : 07/24/2003
Missing location (approx) :
Newport News, Virginia
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 11/11/1978 (42)
Age at the time of disappearance: 24 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A light-colored shirt and gray sweatpants.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Day's nose is pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Day was last seen at approximately 7:00 p.m. on July 24, 2003, at the Food Lion grocery store in the vicinity of the 10000 block of Warwick Boulevard in Newport News, Virginia. She has never been heard from again.
The day after Day's disappearance, her car was found abandoned in the parking lot of the Food Lion. There was no sign of her at the scene. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Newport News Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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