by Jon Kalahar
A local disappearance is now getting some national attention. The father of missing JSU student Latasha Norman was interviewed on MSNBC this morning.
Danny Bolden hopes by appearing on the cable network, it will help in the search to bring his daughter home.
These aren't easy times for Latasha Norman's parents. It's now been eight days they've searched for their daughter and they're ready to have Latasha back.
"I've been frustrated because of how slow the process was moving and I told them Wednesday when I came by here, I was not going to leave, I was not going to be quiet until I found out what happened to Latasha," said Latasha's father, Danny Bolden.
Danny Bolden and newly appointed Jackson Police Chief Malcolm McMillin both appeared on Msnbc to spotlight Norman's disappearance nationally.
"This needs to be national news. We need to show that same kind of concern or the rest of the country does the same kind of concern that we have for this," said McMillin.
Norman worked her regular shift at this craft store in north Jackson Monday night and was scheduled to work Tuesday afternoon but never showed up. Investigators believe she was last seen on campus after class on the thirteenth.
"She never made it back to her dorm, she still have her book bag with her. She never made it to her car. It's bizarre," said Bolden.
Chief McMillin says officers are still following up leads, but so far nothing new has developed. Still, Norman's parents want her to know they aren't giving up.
"Tasha, we love you. You gonna be alright, baby. We love you, we love you Tasha, your coming home Tasha," said Patricia Bolden, Latasha's mother.
Jackson State is leading the investigation with the help of the Jackson Police Department and Hinds County Sheriff's Office. The Jackson office of the FBI is also assisting by looking through evidence hoping to generate more leads that might help.
If you have any information about Latasha Norman, please call JSU's department of public safety at 601-979-1659-- or your local police.
The Jackson State University Office of University Communications has launched an information site to keep the public up-to-date on the investigation.
The site can be accessed by visiting www.jsums.edu and clicking on Latasha's photo.