CHICAGO (WLS) — Kierra Coles has been missing since 2018 and Tuesday, Chicago police released video showing some of the pregnant postal worker’s final moments before her disappearance.
“We just want Kierra brought home safe,” Karen Phillips, Kierra’s mother, said.
Kierra Coles has been missing since October 2, 2018, when she was 26 years old.
Chicago police Tuesday released some of the last images of her before she vanished.
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“At approximately 10:43 p.m., Kierra Coles was seen on surveillance video making two ATM withdrawals at a business in the 8600-block of South Cottage Grove,” CPD Homicide Lieutenant William Svilar said. “Kierra, postal worker, who was three months pregnant, exited the business three minutes later. These are the last recorded images of Kierra.”
“It was just days of searching and passing out flyers and praying,” Phillips said.
After searching through hours of video, police put together a timeline of her disappearance.
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“During the course of that night, Kierra entered her residence in the 8100-block of South Vernon,” Lieutenant Svilar said. “A man who police identified as a person of interest also arrived and entered the residence. Kierra and the man later got into her car and drove off with Kierra in the driver’s seat.”
Minutes later, Kierra was seen on the surveillance video using the ATM.
Police said less than an hour later, that same vehicle was seen parking in another area of the city. The person of interest gets out of the passenger side of the car, but no one exited the driver’s side.
“The next day, the person of interest is seen parking Kierra’s vehicle near her residence before entering the building and exiting with unknown items,” Svilar said.
The man was then seen driving off in his vehicle parked on the street overnight.
When he was questioned, police said he gave varying accounts of the last time he saw her.
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Police interviewed her family, friends, searched her apartment, personal belongings, vehicle and social media pages and still nothing.
Her family just wants her back- and are pleading with anyone that has any information:
“Her family and friends miss her,” Phillips said. “We all want her home safe. Anything you may know, whether you think it’s nothing, it could be something.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at cpdtip.com.
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