Chicago postal worker vanished two weeks ago; police suspect foul play

Marco Green
October 20, 2018

Coles was last seen October 2.

Earlier this month, US Postal Service letter carrier Kierra Coles left her Chicago apartment apparently dressed for work.

"Maybe something did happen where she was overcome with a lot, you know when you are pregnant you are emotional", she said. According to WLS TV, surveillance video from Chatham on the city's South Side where Coles lives, walking past her auto in her U.S. Postal Service uniform, even though she had called in sick that day.

Police on Thursday said they suspect foul play in the disappearance of Kierra Coles, the 26-year-old pregnant letter carrier who went missing about two weeks ago.

"I miss the smile on her face". If anybody knows anything, please, call in.

Chicago Police, who have released this image of Kierra Coles, now suspect foul play in her disappearance.

Kierra Coles was last seen on October 2, 2018, near 81st and Vernon. That location is about 3 miles away from where WLS reported Coles lives.

Her family did not hear from her and filed a missing person's report on October 4, WLS reported.

Coles' mother, Karen Phillips, told WLS that she last spoke with her daughter on October 2.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Kierra and her family, and like everyone else we hope for a positive outcome to this situation", Mack Julion, president of the Chicago branch of the NALC, said in a statement. "We talk every day", Phillips told WLS. "Never, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine days". Regina Kennedy, a family friend, told the Chicago Tribune that a lunch bag also was found in the vehicle, as if Coles' was planning to go to work the day she called in sick.

The U.S. Postal Service has offered a $25,000 reward for information on Coles' whereabouts and is assisting in the investigation into her disappearance.

"This is so out of character for her, and we're scared", she said.

Coles was described as a 5-foot-4, 125-pound black woman with brown eyes, black hair and a medium brown complexion, police said.

Her father said he's not going back home until he finds her.

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