Community search planned for missing Henrico mother

Angela Moore
Angela Moore

By Tara Morgan - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A search is now planned to find a missing Henrico mother of two. The woman's daughter made a plea for help at Monday night's Richmond City Council meeting.

Angela Moore's daughter, 17 year old Keyarna Lee, not only asked council members for their help but anyone else who wants to join in on the search. On Saturday, volunteers will begin at one of the last places Moore was seen in south Richmond.

"I would like to ask the community to help Ms. Alicia Rasin, founder of Citizens Against Crime, to help find my mother," said Keyarna to council members.

Lee and her little brother haven't heard from their mom since the day after Christmas. Moore was with her boyfriend, Tracy O'Neal Scott, a man police say had a history of violence with Moore. He's gone too. Police have little to go on.

"Every one shares the same goal and the dream is to get my mother back and have her be alive and everyone continue to pray," said Lee.

Alicia Rasin is organizing a search party for Saturday. Volunteers will first scour the area near the Satellite Restaurant on Jeff Davis Highway, one of two south Richmond night spots police say Moore had visited the night she vanished.

"We're going in some areas wooded areas and we're going to look," said Rasin.

Council members, touched by the kids' plea, offered support.

"I know you're asking for the community but there's nine council members we can all pull people together," said Councilwoman Reva Trammell.

Gail Person said the last couple weeks have taken a toll on Moore's children.

"It's a matter of two kids looking for their mother and me wanting my niece cause we were like sisters," said Person.

She'll do whatever it takes to bring their mother home.

"I don't want to give up on her and I don't want anyone else to give up on her. I just want to make sure she comes home safe," said Person.

Alicia Rasin said she's contacted officers in Richmond, Chesterfield, and Henrico to help volunteers on Saturday should they come across any evidence in Moore's disappearance.

Volunteers are asked to meet up at 11am on Saturday at the Satellite Restaurant at 4000 Jeff Davis Highway. If you'd like to help, call Rasin at 221-3414. Organizers suggest volunteers wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

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