Missing Richmond firefighter found dead

Missing Richmond firefighter found dead
Daniel Lewis, 30, was reported missing out of Newport News on Monday. (Source: Newport News Police Department)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WWBT) - A missing Richmond firefighter has been found dead, fire officials said.

Daniel Lewis, 30, was reported missing out of Newport News on Monday.

According to WAVY, Lewis was found dead in the Charlotte, North Carolina area and there is no evidence of foul play.

Richmond fire officials said they were notified of Lewis’ death Sunday night.

Richmond Fire Department issued the following statement:

“It is with great sadness that the Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency Services acknowledges the death of one of its members, Firefighter Daniel Lewis. Last night the Richmond Fire Department received notification that Firefighter Daniel Lewis had been found deceased. The Fire Department expresses its condolences to the family of Daniel Lewis. Richmond Fire and Emergency Services ask that all honor the dignity and privacy of the family during this difficult time,”

Officers were unable to find Lewis after reporting to his Newport News home in the 400 block of Nelson Drive for a welfare check.

Police received the welfare check call from a Battalion Chief with the Richmond Fire Department.

According to WTKR, Lewis commutes to Richmond for work.

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