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Missing Newark Man Sought by Newark Police UPDATE: Found Safe



By: Richard L. Smith 

Newark's Public Safety Director, Fritz G. Fragé, is calling on the public to assist in the search for a missing individual, Leo Abara, a 33-year-old resident of Newark.

Mr. Abara was reported missing on Saturday, July 29.

Authorities said Mr. Abara, who is living with schizophrenia, was last seen around 6 p.m. in the vicinity of South 17th Street's 400 block.

He is said to be 5'6" tall with a dark brown complexion.

At the time of his disappearance, police say he wore a black shirt, black trousers, yellow Fila sneakers and was carrying a black backpack.

The police are urging anyone with details about Leo Abara's location to contact the Police Division's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).

The authorities assure that all tips received through Crime Stoppers will remain confidential and could potentially lead to a reward.