Missing Richmond firefighter who worked in Roanoke found dead

Daniel Lewis has been missing since July 29

By Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer, Ashley Curtis - Digital Content Producer

ROANOKE, Va. - A missing Richmond firefighter with ties to the Roanoke area was found dead, according to WAVY.

30-year-old Danie Lewis was reported missing on July 29 after he didn't show up to work.

WAVY is reporting that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department confirmed they found Lewis in the Charlotte area, but there’s no evidence of foul play at this time.


ORIGINAL STORY
Authorities are searching for a Richmond firefighter with ties to the Roanoke area, according to NBC 12

The NBC affiliate reports that Daniel Lewis, 30, was reported missing out of Newport News on Monday. He reportedly lives in Newport News and commutes to Richmond for work.  

Before working in the Richmond area, Lewis served Roanoke for several years.

Below is a statement from Roanoke Fire-EMS:  

"Firefighter Daniel Lewis came to the Roanoke Fire-EMS department in 2013 and during his 3-year tenure with our department he was a wonderful firefighter and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Daniel’s family and friends during this time and we are praying for his safe return home. He was with our department until 2016."

Officers say they didn't find Lewis after going to his Newport News home in the 400 block of Nelson Drive for a welfare check Monday.

Authorities say the welfare check was called in by a Battalion Chief with the Richmond Fire Department. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Newport News Police Department at 757-353-8694. 

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