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Arrest made after Jasmine Moore, missing for more than a year, found dead in Virginia

Posted at 8:55 AM, Dec 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-02 17:22:02-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – A man has been arrested in connection to the 2020 disappearance of 24-year-old Jasmine Moore.

Moore's remains were located in October of 2021, more than a year after she was reported missing from Chesterfield County.

"Following an extensive investigation, Moore's remains were recovered at a location in Dinwiddie County," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson wrote in an email. "Her death is currently being investigated by that jurisdiction."

Dinwiddie investigators announced 27-year-old Ellis Dean Briggs, Jr., of Carson, was arrested and charged with Moore's abduction.

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Ellis Briggs Jr.

"[He] is being held with no bond in Meherrin River Regional Jail," Dinwiddie Major William Knott wrote in an email. "This is an active and ongoing investigation."

Moore, 24, was last seen alive on Saturday, October 3, 2020, leaving her home on Rowanty Court.

Friends reported her missing the next day.

Moore's parents said when they had not heard from their daughter, they quickly knew something was wrong.

RELATED: Search warrants reveal moments before Jasmine Moore’s abduction

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“No contact with her friends, me or him, or sisters or brothers. Something isn’t right and I just want my child back, safe, unharmed,” Moore's mother Lucinda Jordan told CBS 6 days after the disappearance.

She described her daughter as happy, bubbly, and kind.

Chesterfield Police previously released photographs of Moore’s black Ford found abandoned on Monday, October 5, 2020. Lt. Brad Conner said a Prince George County officer spotted the car on the northbound on-ramp of Interstate 95 near exit 45.

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“There were no keys in the vehicle,” Conner stated. “We’ve looked through it and are trying to see if there’s anything in the vehicle that may lead to her whereabouts.”

Investigators have not yet disclosed any connection between Briggs and Moore.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.