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Keeshae Jacobs missing: ‘We really need your help,’ says police chief

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham addressed a crowd on Tuesday afternoon, more than a week after 21-year-old Keeshae Jacobs was last seen, on Sept. 26.

"Again, I'm just asking if anyone in the community saw anything, to please call us at (804) 801 4503," Durham said. "We have not been able to get any leads in this case."

That comes after numerous reported spottings of Jacobs, but nothing that police have been able to develop.

Keeshae's mother Toni Jacobs  addressed the crowd as well and said it is completely unlike Jacobs to go for so long without contacting family. She was not able to speak for long before grief overtook her and she turned away sobbing, into the arms of family.

"This is the hardest thing I've had to do in my life," Jacobs said.

Annie Gail addresses the media

Toni Jacob, Keeshae's mother, addresses the media

Durham said that the family have been working earnestly alongside police, knocking on doors and canvassing the neighborhood.

"No one should have to go through this," Durham said. "Again if you have any information, we ask you come forward to help this family."

Further compounding the mystery is that Jacobs cellphone has not been used, nor has her bank account been used.

Keeshae Jacobs

"She told a family member she would see them the next day. She did not return to her residence in the Westover neighborhood," police  said.

Grandmother Annie Gail said everything seemed normal when her granddaughter was at her house looking for a job online  Monday.

Jacobs’ family said they are very worried since it is not like her to just up and leave and not contact anyone.

Annie Gail

Grandmother Annie Gail

"Give us a lead on something. Just to let us know that she's safe and she's sound," Gail begged. "Just let us know something."

Jacobs is described as a black female, 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 100 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

"She was last seen wearing black basketball shorts, pink and black Nike basketball shoes and a pink scarf," Durham said. "She has tattoos on her right foot, right leg and right hand of a leaf, paws and a flower, respectively."

Anyone who sees Keeshae was asked to call Major Crimes Detective William Thompson at 804-646-3925 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.