Nov. 3 marks 8 years since Nadia Kersh went missing

Nov. 3 marks 8 years since Nadia Kersh went missing
Source: WBRC file video
Source: WBRC file video
Surveillance footage shows Nadia in a Homewood parking garage on Nov. 3, 2008. It was the last time there was any sign of her. Source: WBRC video
Surveillance footage shows Nadia in a Homewood parking garage on Nov. 3, 2008. It was the last time there was any sign of her. Source: WBRC video

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Nov. 3 is a gut wrenching day for Nancy Kersh.

It's the anniversary of when her daughter Nadia, then 23 years old, went missing.

"I mean, there are people who may have lost their children. But they know where their children are. They can go to the gravesite. We don't have that," Nancy Kersh said.

Nadia Kersh's last known whereabouts were in a Homewood parking garage. That was eight years ago on Thursday. Since that time, no one has seen or heard from her.

Surveillance footage from that day in 2008 shows Kersh getting off the elevator, getting into her car and pulling off.

"There is somebody out there that knows where she is," said Jim Neill, one of the original prosecutors assigned to the case. "I think she was killed over in West End. And her body was disposed of in some way."

Kersh's car was found in West End.

Joacquas Haywood was charged with her murder, but those charges were later dismissed due to delays in evidence testing.

Neill, now in his position as executive director of Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama, spoke with WBRC in hopes that someone watching will come forward.

"Maybe not directly involved in it, but you know something that you've been living with for eight years and you want to get that off your chest, Crime Stoppers is the way to do that," Neill said.

However, until that does happen, Nadia's family is left wondering and hoping.

"My message is my hope. My hope is this year we might find her," Nancy Kersh said.

You can call in tips to Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777. You can remain anonymous.

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