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Five months later, search continues for pregnant postal worker due to give birth

The search continues for a pregnant Illinois woman who’s been missing for five months and is due to give birth any day now.

Kierra Coles, 26, hasn’t been seen since on October 2, after walking out her Chicago apartment in her postal worker uniform. Before her disappearance, surveillance cameras caught her walking past her car and before going out of frame, according to WJW.

Coles was three months when she vanished and she’s due on April 23. WLS-TV reported that local police said they suspect foul play; Coles’ abandoned vehicle was parked in front of her apartment and contained her purse, cellphone, and packed lunch.

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NBC News reported that Coles was seen wearing her uniform on October 2 despite calling in sick that day.

WMAQ reported that a reward for information in this case has risen to $30,000. Chicago police Chief Anthony Guglielmi revealed they’ve identified at least two to three people of interest who had saw Coles prior to her disappearance.

“We have a pretty good idea of what transpired. Now it’s a matter of finding evidence,” Guglielmi told NBC’s “Dateline”

“We are out of the opinion business. We base everything we do on fact and evidence. A detective’s personal opinion, quite frankly, doesn’t matter.”

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding Kierra Coles’ whereabouts should call the Chicago Police Department’s Area South Special Victims Unit at 312-747-8274 or the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455.

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[Featured image: Kierra Coles/United States Postal Service]