Police search apartment in missing Chesterfield woman’s case

Posted at 3:11 PM, Jun 07, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-07 21:12:18-04

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WTVR) – Chesterfield police searched a Richmond man’s apartment in connection with the disappearance of Leyla Namiranian, confirmed Angela Pellerano.

Police had earlier seized and searched the man’s car, Chesterfield police said. Two of Namiranian’s cellphones have been recovered as well. They were in two separate places, one work phone, one personal phone.

Police said they searched an apartment off of Chamberlayne Avenue.

Namiranian, 41, was last seen in early April leaving her job at Altria.

Police believed she returned to her Chesterfield home because her car was at the house. There were no signs of forced entry or struggle.

Leyla’s ex-husband, Babak Namiranian, told CBS 6 Leyla had spoken to her brother the same day she disappeared. He said Leyla told her brother she had met someone online and planned to meet him.

“Now, who that person was and how they were supposed to meet, I have no idea… but when the brother mentioned the person she had met online, especially the timing, that`s the only thing that may make sense,” Namiranian told CBS 6 back in April.

For full coverage of Leyla’s case, click here.

Angela Pellerano will have more coverage of this story at 11 p.m. tonight on CBS 6.