Candlelight vigil marks Kersh's 1 year anniversary of disappearance

HOMEWOOD, AL (WBRC) - Family and friends of a missing Birmingham woman held a candlelight vigil to recognize the one year anniversary of Nadia Kersh's disappearance.

Kersh was last seen leaving work at Tria Market in Homewood.

Police say they continue to follow leads in the case, but there is still no sign of her.

At the vigil, Nadia's mother, Nancy Kersh, spoke emotionally to people in attendance about how much she misses her daughter, and how tough the last year has been. She said she appreciates all the community support, and the hard work of Homewood's police officers.

"I think Nadia would be smiling if she saw all of us together today. It is wonderful," said Kersh.

Over the last year multiple law enforcement agencies, volunteers, and private search groups have helped with the investigation. Police recovered Nadia's car and purse.

They have also held several suspects in custody. Now, they feel they are close to wrapping up the case.

"It would be a better case if we found Nadia," said Lt. Chuck Moore at the Homewood Police Department, "We have substantial information on the person who is responsible for the disappearance of Nadia."

Homewood police say they are still missing pieces to this puzzle, and they urge people in the community to come forward if they know anything. Officers say people can call the tip line at (205) 332-6262.

There is a $55,000 reward for information that leads to Nadia's whereabouts.