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One year anniversary of Chesterfield woman's disappearance

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

Leyla Namiranian has been missing for one year and authorities have not revealed any new leads in the case. Officially, Namiranian was last seen leaving her job as an Altria Executive, one year ago April 4th. To date no charges have been pressed and no one has been arrested.

Namiranian lived in a quiet home on Normandstone Drive in Chesterfield. Police say a man named Michael Edwards may have been with her the night she disappeared. He's the man police have been circling for information in the case. Court documents revealed he was an ex-boyfriend.

Namiranian apparently wrote in a journal that Edwards told her, "Someday I'll see you out in the street and I'm gonna get you."

Cell phone records show Leyla Namiranin was near her home for 5 hours the night she went missing. Edward's phone places him in the same area. The next day, cell records show Edwards driving on 1-95, where police found one of Leyla's cell phones.

Court papers say Edwards did speak to police, but gave them inconsistent stories and admitted to lying.

Police also searched Edward's care and took several items: duct tape, a blanket, a bucket, and Clorox. There were even reports of blood found in Edward's car. 

Sarah Bloom did speak to a man we presume to be Michael Edwards over the phone a few months ago. She asked him in no uncertain terms, "Did you kill Leyla Namiranian?" He said "no". He told Sarah Bloom in that same phone call that he "had nothing to do with it" and "didn't see her that night". He also said they were great friends and texted regularly, but wouldn't admit to a relationship.

Police have said Edwards is a suspect in Leyla's disappearance, but he has not been charged. We reached out to Edwards several times on this anniversary, but have not been able to speak to him.

Altria released the following statement: "We remain deeply concerned about our colleague, Leyla Namiranian; and we have continued to assist law enforcement in their efforts by responding to their requests for information that could help them in the investigation of her disappearance."

If you know anything about the case, it could really help police. Just call crime solvers at 804-748-0660. You can remain anonymous.

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