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Chesterfield Police look for missing woman

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Leyla Namiranian Leyla Namiranian
CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

A Chesterfield woman hasn't been seen since leaving her work Wednesday evening, which has police concerned about where she may be.

Police believe Leyla Namiranian left work around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and went to her home on the 2000 block of Normandstone Drive.

Namiranian is the director of marketing at Altria, according to her LinkedIn account. However, when she didn't arrive at work Thursday without any word, her employers called police.

Police found her car at her home, where there was no indication she planned to leave and no sign of struggle. 

Her purse and cell phone were gone.

Neighbors say Leyla usually kept to herself, working long hours. However, Melissa Gilmore, who lives nearby, says she noticed that Namiranian's home was unusually quiet in recent weeks. "I did notice that the grass looked unkept, and a lot of newspapers in the driveway," says Gilmore.

Though, other neighbors say lawn workers put in new mulch and flowers just a couple days ago — unusual if Leyla did intend on leaving permanently.

Leyla's family is in Italy. Her ex-husband lives on the west coast and police say they don't suspect him to be involved.

The 41-year-old is described as a white female, about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

Police are investigating this as a suspicious missing person. Anyone with information about Namiranian's whereabouts should call Chesterfield County Police at 748-1251.

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