Missing: Jaisle Elizabeth Thomas

17-year-old Jaisle Elizabeth Thomas seemed like a typical student at Tucker High School in Richmond, Virginia. She was bright and hardworking, with a deeply held faith. All signs pointed to a bright future. But something went wrong. On the afternoon of Sunday, April 12, 1998, her white, four-door Mitsubishi was found facing north on Edward E. Willey Memorial Bridge over the James River. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jaisle was last seen on Saturday, April 11, 1998 around 8:30pm near Ukrop’s Grocery Store in the Village Shopping Center at Three Chopt Road and Patterson Avenue, where she worked. She had plans that Sunday to speak at church and then go to the University of Richmond’s library to study. Her car was locked, and all her possessions except her car keys were left inside. Police searched the river for clues, but found nothing. The case has since gone cold. If alive today, she would be 41 years old. If you have any information about her disappearance, please contact the Henrico County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 501-4581.