Age at time of disappearance: 22 Missing since: July 12, 1982 Missing from: Roanoke Welch was known to be associated with biker gangs and involved with drugs, and her family reported her missing after weeks of not hearing from her.Media reports say police didn’t have many leads on people to interview, but Welch’s family was always suspicious of her male roommate, whom they say changed his story multiple times.

The room was relatively clean, and I will say I was comfortable. We have stayed at this Motel 6 several times as this is a halfway stop for us.

I will search for an establishment with more class, less drama, and one who knows the value of a good customer.

dragged other local missing persons cases, abductions, and murders back into the public eye—particularly those of Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy, whose body is still missing even as her convicted murderer, Randy Allen Taylor, sits in jail, and Morgan Harrington, whose remains were found in Albemarle in 2010 three months after she vanished after leaving a Charlottesville concert.

But Virginia’s list of missing women is long, and while much attention has been given to the fact that several disappearances have taken place along the Route 29 corridor in recent years, a closer look shows that nearly every corner of the Commonwealth has its share of unsolved cases.

UPDATE: According to a September 24 News Leader report, the case began to collapse in the spring when a judge granted a motion to suppress evidence, and the victim was reluctant to testify.

On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Spencer pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault, and was given 12 months in jail with 11 months suspended.

Police named Spencer a suspect in the five-years-earlier disappearance and murder of his wife, Joann Spencer, in 2003, but he was never charged.

In 2013 he was charged with attempted murder of his then-girlfriend, and spent a year in jail.

Some have been gone for decades, and while the flurry of news coverage of their disappearances has largely stopped, Age at time of disappearance: 19 Missing since: November 20, 2012 Missing from: Charlottesville Smith was last seen on West Main Street.