Alabama Mother Who Vanished After Leaving Work Has Been Missing Since 2008

Nadia Kira Kersh’s abandoned car and purse were found after she failed to pick up her 1-year-old son from day care.

On Nov. 3, 2008, Nadia Kira Kersh disappeared from Homewood, Alabama. She hasn't been seen since.

An Alabama woman reportedly was seen on surveillance video getting into her vehicle in a parking garage and driving off. She hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Photo by: The Charley Project

The Charley Project

By: Aaron Rasmussen

An Alabama woman reportedly was seen on surveillance video getting into her vehicle in a parking garage and driving off. She hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

On Nov. 3, 2008, cashier Nadia Kira Kersh clocked off her job at the Tria Market in Homewood at around 1 p.m., Al.com reported.

Loved ones were alarmed to learn the devoted 23-year-old mother failed to pick up her then 1-year-old son at day care, and she was reported missing.

According to The Charley Project, authorities located Kersh’s abandoned Chrysler Sebring convertible in Birmingham the following day. Her purse then turned up another three days later beneath an overpass not far from where the vehicle was found.

In May 2010, police charged Kersh’s ex-boyfriend with capital murder in connection with the case. Investigators and prosecutors alleged he was attempting to burglarize Kersh’s home when she interrupted him, Al.com reported.

Kersh’s ex-boyfriend was in custody for 15 months, but Circuit Judge Clyde Jones Jones released him in August 2011 after determining there were serious procedural issues and evidence-testing delays in the case. All charges against the ex were dropped, Al.com reported.

“If you arrest people, you should be able to prove the person is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt within a reasonable period of time,” Judge Jones said at the time, according to the outlet.

Prosecutors could still refile charges if new evidence surfaces, but they have not done so in the over 13 years that have passed since the arrest.

Wanda Miller with Metro Alabama Crime Stoppers recently told WBRC that family is “still wondering” what happened to Kersh.

“They don’t have any ending to this story,” Miller said, “and it’s the story of what happened to Nadia the day she walked out of everybody’s life, and nobody knows what happened.”

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Nadia Kira Kersh is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at (334) 215-STOP.

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