Chesterfield parents speak about missing son

Chesterfield parents speak about missing son
The search for a missing 23-year-old Chesterfield man is intensifying. The effort to find Lee Snellings Jr. was extended to Hampton Roads Monday.
His mother, Patricia Snellings, was the last to see him.

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - "He gave me a hug and said 'I love you Tricia' and got out of the car, and that's the last I seen him as he walked away," said Patricia.

Patricia says on March 12, she dropped Snellings off in a secluded area on Coalboro Rd. to meet up with his friends to go four wheeling, something he does often. 
 
"He always comes back home though," said Patricia.
 
But this time he didn't. Snellings lives at home with Patricia and his father, Lee Sr. He doesn't work but often goes out with friends and always keeps in contact with his parents.
 
"He doesn't go four days without letting us know something," said Lee Sr.
 
But nearly a week went by, and they still hadn't heard from him.
 
"It's not a good feeling," said Lee Sr.
 
They contacted police on March 29. Since then, they've extended their search to Hampton Roads but still with no credible leads. 
 
"This is the longest he's been gone so long, especially without any contact," said Lee Sr.
 
Now, three weeks later with no sign from their son, they're pleading for help. The concern is even greater since Snellings struggles with a mental illness and isn't taking his medication.

"People can talk him into doing just about anything. He doesn't recognize the danger," said Patricia.
 
"We would like to know at least that he still alive," said Lee Sr.

Anyone with information should contact Chesterfield Police at 748-1251.

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