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RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond Police say they now suspect foul play in the disappearance of Keeshae Jacobs, who was last seen 14 months ago.

The 22-year-old was last seen in Chimborazo Park on September 26, 2016.

Keeshae vanished without a trace after visiting a home in Church Hill last fall. The young Richmond woman told a family member she would see them the next day. When she did not return to her residence in the Westover neighborhood they immediately contacted police.

Since then, detectives have canvassed that area, passed out fliers, and conducted searches of a home, but still no Keeshae.

“Keeshae’s family understands the scope and magnitude of this investigation,” said Major Crimes Det. William Thompson. “This is not a young lady that just decided to run away or move to another state, it is not her character to not call her family or friends in 14 months when she would reach out to them every day.”

Police say they are renewing their call for information to locate Keeshae.

“Detectives have worked diligently in an effort to locate and find Miss Jacobs,” said Det. Thompson. “We hope that publicizing our belief that she was met with foul play might prompt others to come forward with information that will help solve this case.”

Jacobs is described as a black female, 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 100 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She has tattoos on her right foot, right leg and right hand of a leaf, paws and a flower, respectively.

Anyone who has knowledge or information concerning the disappearance of Ms. Jacobs or has information on her whereabouts is asked to call Major Crimes Detective William Thompson at (804) 646-3925 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.