Mom of Pregnant Postal Worker Missing since October Speaks Out: Daughter Is Due to Give Birth Soon
Mother of 27-year-old Kierra Coles pleads for the safe return of her pregnant daughter who she claims is due to give birth next month. The mother got worried when she couldn't reach Kierra, and also didn't get any message from her which she stated was unusual.
Karen Philips filed a missing person's complaint about her daughter two days after she went missing. Upon her complaints to the Police, it was found out that Kierra, a postal worker in Chicago who was last seen on October 2nd had called in sick at her place of work earlier on the dreadful day she went missing.
Where is she? Kierra Coles has now been missing for more than 5 months. Her mother says she wants to scream, kick and cry. Kierra is due to deliver a baby boy April 23rd. The reward for any information on her whereabouts is now at $30 thousand dollars.#MissingPerson @nbcchicago pic.twitter.com/8R78nUuoU9— ReginaWaldroupNBC5 (@ReginaWaldroup) March 15, 2019
A surveillance video on the city’s South Side where Coles lives, reportedly shows pregnant Coles walk past her car in her U.S. postal service uniform. This seemed strange since it was confirmed that she had earlier told them at her workplace that she would not be coming in.
After the police arrived at the 27-year-old's place, her car was spotted, but she was nowhere to be found.
The Chicago police department in an email sent to The Associated Press confirmed that,
“Based on the length of time of Kierra Coles disappearance and the fact that she has fallen off the grid, police suspect possible foul play. We continue to get leads and are following up diligently on those leads.”
Since her disappearance, her mother, Karen had continuously pleaded with the public to share any information they may have concerning her child's whereabouts.
“She wouldn’t go this long without talking to me,” Phillps told WLS TV.
Philips also said that the morning before Kierra's disappearance, she had spoken to the mother to be was emotional and ecstatic as she shared details of hearing her baby's heart beating with her mom; everything seemed fine.
The United States Postal service is rewarding anyone with substantial information on Kierra's whereabouts with a sum of $25,000. They are also doing everything possible to ensure a safe return.
The @USPS and @NALC_National are offering a combined reward of up to $28,500 for information leading to the whereabouts of Kierra Coles, a pregnant postal worker missing from Chicago. Can you, or someone you know, help find her? #Dateline https://t.co/hhFpoHBtPl pic.twitter.com/4HAcBEKfZp— Dateline NBC (@DatelineNBC) March 12, 2019
In a similar case, an eight-year-old Corona boy, Noah McIntosh has been declared missing for about two weeks now. Although the police are doing their best in finding the toddler, they have also appealed to the public for their help.