Keeshae Eunique Jacobs

Keeshae, circa 2016; Paw prints tattoo; Rose tattoo; Toni tattoo; Otis Tucker, circa 2022

  • Missing Since 09/26/2016
  • Missing From Richmond, Virginia
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race Black
  • Age 21 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'0 - 5'3, 100 - 110 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A pink head scarf, black basketball shorts and pink, black Nike basketball sneakers and possibly a silver Pandora bracelet with a "Vegas" charm. Her fingernails were painted blue.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Keeshae has the following tattoos: paw prints on her right thigh, a flower on her right hand and wrist, a leaf on her right foot, the name "Toni" beneath a heart on her left shoulder, and a rose on her arm/shoulder. Her ears are pierced. Photos of Keeshae's rose, paw print and "Toni" tattoos are posted with this case summary. Her nicknames are Kee Kee and Shae.

Details of Disappearance

Keeshae was last seen in the 3100 block of east Broad Street near Chimborazo Park in Richmond, Virginia on September 26, 2016. She texted her mother, Toni Jacobs, saying she was spending the night with a friend and would come home the next day. She never returned home and has never been heard from again.

After Keeshae disappeared, Toni had some of her daughter's friends take her to the address where she had supposedly been dropped off on the night she went missing. It was a house in the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond.

The man who answered the door, Otis L. "Omar" Tucker, told Toni he knew nothing about Keeshae's disappearance. His stories about her disappearance changed multiple times, however. He initially claimed he'd seen her at 5:00 p.m. the day she disappeared, but Keeshae is known to have been at home at the time.

Police searched the residence and didn't find any sign of Keeshae. They did find what appeared to be bloodstains, but there wasn't enough blood to suggest anyone had died. Tucker has a history of violence towards women and he once was arrested for attempted murder after choking another woman at the Church Hill residence, but the charge was later dismissed.

He moved to Florida after Keeshae went missing. In November 2022, he was charged with murder and tampering with evidence in the death of Ashley Fowler, a Jacksonville, Florida woman who was murdered in his home with a hammer. He could have faced the death penalty.

A photo of Tucker is posted with this case summary. In May 2023, he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and tampering with evidence in Fowler's killing. He will be sentenced in July 2023 and faces up to life in prison; the prosecution wants him designated a habitual violent felony offender. He has not been charged in Keeshae's case, or named as a suspect.

Since Keeshae's disappearance she hasn't used her cellular phone, bank card, email or Facebook account. It's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning, and Toni believes at least one of her friends knows more about her disappearance than she has disclosed.

In early January 2017, three and a half months after Keeshae was last seen, her brother Deavon was murdered. His murder isn't believed to be connected to her disappearance. A suspect was convicted in Deavon's murder, although he claimed he acted in self-defense. He was sentenced to fifteen years in prison, but his conviction was later overturned and he took a plea deal for a sentence of five years.

Keeshae never moved out of her mother's home after graduating from Richmond High School; she worked various jobs while trying to decide what to do with her life. She was close to both Toni and Deavon, who was her only sibling. Toni believes Keeshae is alive and may have been trafficked out of state. Foul play is suspected in her case, which remains unsolved.

Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated June 30, 2023; details of disappearance updated.