Family of missing 21-year-old woman not losing hope

Published: Oct. 5, 2016 at 6:24 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2016 at 8:44 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It has been nine days since anyone has seen or heard from 21-year-old Keeshae Jacobs. A day after pleading with the public for help finding her, Jacob's family hit the streets to begin their own search.

An unanswered cell phone and a lack of activity on social media have all been coupled with the sudden and unexpected nature of Jacobs' disappearance and a reality that a Richmond family faces as they join forces to bring Keeshae home.

Since being quiet won't lead to answers, the family is hitting the streets.

"Hopefully this brings her home," 19 year old Charkira Boone said while attaching flyers to trees.

She's doing her part to find her cousin, who hasn't been since in nine days.

"I don't want to see her mother going through this and I don't even want us going through this," Boone said.

Investigators say Chimborazo Park is the last area the 21-year-old was seen. Wednesday, search crews scoured the area looking for clues as her family went door-to-door, handing flyers to anyone who would take them.

"She's just so sweet, quiet. Everybody who knows her is like 'Not Keeshae, that's my baby.' (sic) Don't no one want her to grow up because she looks like she's about 12," her mother Toni Jacobs said.

She says her daughter had recently stopped working at a thrift store in South Richmond days before she went missing. On Sept. 26, the 21-year-old told them she'd be back, but never came home.

"She's always at home. She doesn't go out and party or go to the clubs or nothing. She don't do none of that," Jacobs added.

They're holding on to hope she's able to read this and has the means to get back to those who love her.

"This is hurting everyone….We have the feeling that someone has taken her and someone needs to give us some answers," her aunt Charlotte Boone added.

"Just come home. We're just worried. Just give us a call. Just let us know you're alright, please," Charkira pleaded.

Investigators say there have been possible sightings in Nottoway, Dinwiddie, and Victoria but those tips haven't led to Jacobs. They want those tips to keep coming in. If you know something, call 804-801-4503.

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