RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - From young children to teens to the elderly, there are hundreds of missing people in Virginia.
During a Digital Dialogue on Thursday evening, a panel of experts and the mother of a Richmond woman who has been missing for more than two years joined the discussion.
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Among the topics were how to file a missing persons report and a look at the different laws in place to make sure the community knows when someone is missing.
Joining the panel were:
- Toni Jacobs, mother of Keeshae Jacobs, who has been missing since 2016
- D. McCoy Parker, founder of the Catena Parker Foundation, a group that assists families in searching for missing children
- Sgt. Adrienne Gardner, Major Crimes Division, Youth and Family Crimes, Richmond Police Department
Community resources for those searching for missing loved ones:
- The Catena L. Parker Foundation for Missing People
- Help Save the Next Girl
- Center for Missing and Exploited Children-VA Database
- Virginia Missing Children Information Clearinghouse
- Virginia’s Senior, Critically Missing Adult and Endangered Child Alert System
- Richmond Police Department Missing Persons
- Crime Stoppers of Metro Richmond