Three Goochland women were brought together by a vigil held at the County Courthouse Thursday night. The vigil was held for their loved ones who had either disappeared or been killed.
Jennifer Waldrop organized the vigil, hoping to spark new leads in her mother's case. She found her mom dead in her office at Busy Bee Real Estate in August 2003.
"I saw her car in the parking lot so I was going in there to see if I could help her," Waldrop said through tears. "And I only got as far as the front door."
Virginia State Police are investigating the nearly ten year old case. State police say 59-year-old Joan Weigelhofer had been shot with a 40-caliber handgun. Her killer has never been caught.
Waldrop met friend Connie Taylor through her tragedy. Taylor's brother, Wade Sharpe, has been missing for fifteen years. Taylor's mother still has faith but Connie fears the worst.
"He won't be found alive," said Taylor. "But I want closure and whoever did this to come forward."
Christina Maxwell feels the same way. Her son, Billy Maxwell, was only seventeen when he was found in the middle of the road in Goochland three years ago. He had been the victim of a hit and run.
"I just want to know who did this and get over it," said Maxwell. "We want peace."
If you have any information on Weigelhofer's case, contact the Virginia State Police Richmond Division at (804) 553-3445 or Special Agent Collins at (804) 553-3409.
If you have any information about either Sharpe or Maxwell's case, call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.
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