April 22, 2002
No news of missing man
WOODINVILLE - Mr. Ken Leopold Sr. and his wife have not seen or heard a word from their son Kenneth Allen Leopold, 39, since he was last seen on Feb. 28. The couple continues to hope their son will walk through the door any day now, Leopold Sr. said.
"We just don't know what happened," he said. "Maybe he just took off. I have no idea."
Leopold Jr. has a son of his own in basic training in the U.S. Army. Apparently the son has not heard from Leopold Jr., either. The two were known to have spoken fairly frequently.
Nor have friends of Leopold Jr. come to his parents' home to give an indication of where their son might be.
"We haven't heard a thing," said Leopold Sr.
A Snohomish County Sheriff's Office news release indicated Leopold Jr. was last seen around 11 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, walking away from a friend's home in the 22700 block of 133rd Avenue Southeast. He was following a wooded trail back to his parents' home in Woodinville where he lived.
"Search and Rescue went over the property twice," said Leopold Sr., referring to the trail area between the homes. "They used dogs, horses, boats on Paradise Lake, people combed the area on foot, even the Boy Scouts helped."
Leopold Jr., 6 feet 2 inches tall, roughly 190 pounds, with short brown hair, brown eyes and a mustache, was last seen wearing brown work boots, black Levi's jeans, a black T-shirt, a belt with a Leatherman tool on it, a watch and a chained wallet containing several hundred dollars. He has several tattoos including a rose on his right chest area and a skull with a snake on his upper arm. He smokes Camel cigarettes.
Persons with knowledge of Ken Leopold Jr.'s whereabouts are urged to call 911.