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Nadia Kersh Update: Arrest Made in Case of Missing Ala. Mother

Nadia Kersh (Personal Photo)

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (CBS/AP) Police have made an arrest in the case of missing mother Nadia Kersh, who disappeared more than two years ago.

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Police Tuesday announced the arrest of 27-year-old Joacquas Haywood. According to CBS affiliate WIAT, Haywood is an acquaintance of Kersh. He is charged with her murder.

Kersh was 23 when last seen Nov. 3, 2008, leaving her job at Tria Market in Homewood, Ala., south of Birmingham. It was first noticed that she was missing when she failed to pick up her young son from day care.

Haywood has been charged with capital murder, because authorities believe Kersh's death occurred during a burglary. Neither police nor Jefferson County District Attorney Brandon Falls would provide details, though they are confident the woman was murdered.

Kersh's body has never been found.

Kersh's mother, Nancy, hopes the arrest will bring new information that could lead to her daughter.

Reporting Contributed by CBS Affiliate WIAT

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  • Edecio Martinez

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