BALTIMOREÂ (WJZ) — A 24-year-old Baltimore City woman disappeared and hasn’t been heard from for more than a year.
Monique Griego reports the woman’s family is trying to bring attention to this cold case.READ MORE: Maryland Zoo Reopens Oldest Section Of Facility As Walking Path
It’s been a year and a half since ChericeÂ Ragins disappeared.Â Tuesday is her 26th birthday and her family is holding a memorial service in her honor.Â They’re hoping it may bring new leads in this case.Â
Ragins vanished without a trace in February 2010.
“It’s been devastating to go from day-to-dayÂ and to not be able to have closure,” said herÂ mother, ClarieseÂ Ragins.
RaginsÂ says herÂ daughter went to CatonsvilleÂ to visit her boyfriend and was last seen alive near Route 40 and Rolling Road.Â Police searched the area but found no trace of Cherice and the case is now cold.
“It’s kind of at a standstill.Â No new evidence or anything,” Ragins said.READ MORE: 'Justice Has Been Served,' Hogan Says Of Capital Gazette Shooter's Sentence
At one point, police thought Cherice may have taken off on her own.Â Now they don’t believe that to be true.
“We do not believe she left the CatonsvilleÂ area and we believe she has met with foul play,” said Det. Cathy Batton, Baltimore County Police.
Tuesday, her family is holding a memorial service at the New Life Mount Calvary Church in West Baltimore.
“Maybe somebody will be touched by the story who knows something or heard something or anything,” Ragins said.
Ragins won’t rest until she finds out what happened to her daughter, even if she knows it may be bad.
“She wouldn’t just up and left.Â She had everything to live for,” she said.MORE NEWS: Maryland Weather: Hail & Damaging Winds Possible For Baltimore Area As Cold Front Moves Through
If you have any information on the whereabouts of ChericeÂ Ragins, you’re asked to call Baltimore County Police.