Scott County in Iowa
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Leonard Blair

Missing Person

Leonard Blair
Age at Report: 20
Weight: 180 lbs.
Height: 5’09”
Race: Black
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Sex: Male
Incident Type: Endangered / physical
Missing From: Davenport, IA
Scott County
Investigating Agency: Davenport Police Department
Case Number: 2012-95138
NamUs MP # 19683
Missing Since: November 24, 2012

Leonard Blair, 20, was reported missing to the Davenport Police Department in Davenport, Iowa, on November 24, 2012. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, a white t-shirt, black pants and black shoes.

He is described as a 5-foot-9 black male with black hair and brown eyes and weighing about 180 pounds.

Information Needed

If you have information regarding Leonard Blair’s disappearance, please contact Sgt. Gilbert Proehl at the Davenport Police Department at (563) 326-7778.



4 Responses to Leonard Blair

  1. Suzanne rower says:

    Welcome back Jody !

  2. Patrick Kerrigan says:

    There are no details to support him being considered as endangered/physical. It would be nice if the authorities provided more details on his conditions.

    • Jody Ewing says:

      Patrick, how do you know that there are no details to support Mr. Blair being considered as endangered/physical? In fact, that is precisely how the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Missing Person Information Clearinghouse describes his “incident type” (aka classification).

      Authorities provide the details on any given case on a need-to-know basis, meaning that they release whatever information they can without jeopardizing an ongoing investigation. There are certain details, for instance, that only a killer would know or only an abductor would know. In a missing persons case, they are often provided limited details by whomever reported the individual as missing.

      Iowa’s MPIC website continues to change day to day as people are reported missing and others are found. If the investigating agency provides them with a photo, then they include that on the site. The folks running the MPIC site do a remarkable job of keeping the pages updated, and it is not their responsibility to provide details on the potentially “hundreds” of questions that any given person might ask. It is their job, however, to maintain an updated database, and they do that extremely well.

      Jody at ICC

      • Patrick Kerrigan says:

        Jody, thanks for your response. But it would be nice to know a bit more. I am of the opinion that law enforcement could do a more detailed search if they knew more about a person’s medical or physical condition.

        In the last 2 years I came across a psychological disorder called “Dissociative Fugue”, a form of amnesia, that is caused by severe emotional trauma, such as marital discord, PTSD, a death in their family. The person completely loses the link to their memory, and flee where they live.

        In a search for someone with this disorder, we might look at whether they were on foot or driving. They we create a search area, and alerts other agencies, medical facilities, and homeless shelters, to be on the alert for a person matching that description. The Salvation Army has a Missing Person’s Bureau, which can be used to alert their facilities around the country.

        Their are several individuals who have had several episodes of this condition. One of them is a Hannah Upp, who disappeared in New York, and was found alive floating in the Hudson River. She disappeared in Maryland, and was found within hours. Then she disappeared on a island in the Gulf of Mexico, due to an approaching hurricane, and has not been found.

        I was a police officer and detective at two VA Medical Centers in Chicago. When we had a missing patient, whether an out or in patient, we had to determine is full medical condition, and mental status, so that we could notify the hospital director, who would authorize us to notify the Chicago Police Department. This would add more resources in a search for the person.

        We had situations where an out-patient completed their appointment, and left before their family showed up to taken them home. Quite often the family would say he or she was confused. When we called the patient’s home, later, they would answer the phone. When asked how they got home, their response was taking the bus. So, I guess they were not that confused.

        So, I get frustrated with many of the missing persons, where their is very few details on their disappearance. I don’t understand how law enforcement don’t dig for more details. They have access to more resources then I had, yet we were required to get as much information as possible. I am used to digging through records, especially medical ones, looking for information, clues, etc. This was hard when the medical records were hand written. Plus we had to know the medical lingo.

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