Missing York County man found dead in Newport News

David Chase Witmer (Photo: York County Sheriff's Office)
David Chase Witmer (Photo: York County Sheriff's Office)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — The body of a man who went missing Sunday was found Tuesday in Newport News.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said David Chase Witmer was last seen near Christopher Newport University Monday. On Tuesday, he was found dead in the 12400 block of Warwick Boulevard, according to Officer Brandon Maynard with Newport News police.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office initially said Witmer was missing. The sheriff’s office also said he had made statements that made “his family and this agency concerned for his welfare” and may have been in possession of a gun.

It’s not clear how Witmer died. Police are still investigating.