USPS offers $25K reward for pregnant, missing postal worker

Lloyd Doyle
October 20, 2018

Surveillance footage from that day shows Coles dressed in her postal service work clothes not far from her home just hours before she was reported missing, according to authorities.

Police suspect foul play in the disappearance of Kierra Coles, a 26-year-old pregnant postal worker who went missing about two weeks ago.

A missing person's poster for Kierra Coles, who has not been seen in Chicago since October 2, 2018.

Her family, who revealed Coles is three months pregnant, said they found her auto parked on her block, with her cell phone and purse still inside.

Coles was last seen on surveillance video in her neighborhood on October 2 dressed for work and walking past her vehicle even though she had called out sick, ABC station WLS in Chicago reported. The reward for information leading to Coles' whereabouts is now more than $28,000. "She wouldn't have me worrying like this". If anybody knows anything, please, call in. A U.S. Post Office spokesperson told WGN-TV in Chicago that Coles called in sick the morning of her disappearance. That location is about 3 miles away from where WLS reported Coles lives.

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


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

Coles' family said it's unlike her to just disappear. "We talk every day". "Never, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine days". She said she became concerned that her daughter hadn't called her and that her calls to her daughter's number went straight to voicemail.

"But I don't feel that", Philips said.

"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, the president of the Chicago branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers, told the Chicago Sun-Times in a statement.

"We don't know if she's warm, if she's hungry", she said.

Police describe Coles as a black female with a medium complexion, 5-foot, 4-inches tall and 125 pounds with dark brown hair and brown eyes. Cole also has a heart tattoo on her right hand and a tattoo that reads "lucky libra" on her back, police said.

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