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Chesterfield: How your tips help in missing persons cases


Its been nearly two months since Catherine Uwasoba last spoke with her daughter Ogechi Sarah.

"I love her so much, everybody loves her I don't know why she could be missing," Uwasomba said.

Her mother says her 28 year-old daughter met a man online and left with him one day in May. She hasn't been seen since.

Ogechi Sarah's disappearance is one of three recent cases in Chesterfield. Zulma Pabon who vanished a month ago and Layla Namiranian who has been missing for two years.

Chesterfield police tell me each case is a top priority. Each time we've aired a report we ask you the public to send in tips that could be helpful to police.

So what happens to those tips and how are they used? We went to Chesterfield investigators for answers.

"When we come up with different facts and tips given to us by the public no matter how big or small, we try and fit that into the timeline to see how that corroborates with the investigation," Sargeant Jason Seamster said.

Police recently released a timeline in Zulma Pabon's case. Several tips that they received early on helped them build that timeline.

Police say the more information they get on these cases the better and each call or text remains private.

"Crime Solvers is completely anonymous I have no way tracking who calls in what information they are separate from the police department," Seamster said.

For Catherine Uwasoba those tips could go along way especially if it means brining her daughter back home.

"I'm just begging the public whoever has information on where my daughter to is to either call me or call Crime Solvers," Uwasomba said.

"Anyone with information on these missing persons cases is asked to call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 

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