Friends and family members of a pregnant Chicago woman missing for more than a week are pleading with the public to help find her, WMAQ-TV reports.
Kierra Coles was last seen Oct. 2, when surveillance video captured the 27-year-old walking near her home on Chicago’s south side. Her family reported her disappearance hours later.
“I’m too scared to feel anything,” said Coles’ mother, Karen Phillips. “I don’t want to fear the worst.”
Phillips said Coles is three months pregnant and has been looking forward to becoming a new mom. Phillips also said she talks with her daughter daily and became worried when she didn’t hear from her last week.
Coles works for the United States Post Office and the National Association of Letter Carriers has offered a reward of $3,500 for information about Coles’ whereabouts.
Coles was wearing her post office uniform when a neighbor’s security camera recorded her walking past, but she had called in sick that morning, a U.S. Post Office spokesperson told WGN-TV.
According to Phillips, police located Coles’ phone and purse at her home, and her car remains parked on the street.
Phillips and other family members have been working to spread the word about Coles by distributing posters in the community and raising awareness on social media.
“It’s just not like her to do something like this,” Phillips said.
Coles is described as 5-foot-4 and 125 pounds. She has a tattoo on her right hand of a heart and one on her back that reads “Lucky Libra.”
To report information about Coles’ location or what happened to her, call Chicago police detectives Micetich or Joyner at 312-747-8274, or otherwise call 1-800-UTELLUS.
[Feature Photo: Kierra Coles/Chicago Police]