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April 6, 2011 in City
Michonda Weaver photo

Leighton Welch, pictured here with his girlfriend, Michonda Weaver, hasn’t been heard from since a phone conversation with Weaver ended abruptly on March 28.

JESSE TINSLEY jesset@spokesman.com photo

Michonda Weaver, center, talks about her boyfriend and waits for word of what happened to Leighton Welch, while two of her children Elijah, left, and Zackahriha (cq) have a snack in their South Hill apartment Tuesday, April 6, 2011. Weaver said she was talking to Leighton Welch on the phone a week ago when it sounded like he fell or dropped the phone and that was the last she has heard of him. Two of her three children are his and she can’t conceive of why he would disappear like he has.