A missing pregnant woman who vanished in October 2018 was due to give birth this month.
Kierra Coles, 27, disappeared on Oct. 2. Her mother reported her missing two days later.
She was due to give birth on April 16 but the day came and went with no sign of her.
Joseph Coles, Kierra’s father, said that his family doesn’t even know the gender of the baby.
Joseph Coles had expected Tuesday to be a joyous day. That’s when his daughter, Kierra Coles, was due to give birth to her first child. But Kierra has been missing since Oct. 2, @TomSchuba reports. https://t.co/ho7tmktouw
Where is #KierraColes? The 27yo would be holding her newborn in her arms right now. However, the postal worker went missing in October 2018 at 3 months pregnant. Her boyfriend Joshua Simmons also a postal worker hasn’t reported to work since or spoken to @Chicago_Police. pic.twitter.com/bWQ2LWaPxH
— Tia A. Ewing (@TIA_EWING) April 22, 2019
Coles spends time passing out flyers, hoping for a clue to where his daughter went.
“All I can do is keep hope alive,” he told the Chicago Sun-Times on April 19. “I take my grandkids, we pass out flyers every day. We don’t miss a day.”
Coles in a press conference called for more assistance from the public and the agencies investigating his daughter’s disappearance.
Coles said that he quit his factory job in Wisconsin and moved to Chicago after his daughter vanished.
“I just want people to come out and show their support,” he said. Coles, like many parents of missing children, is active on Facebook, but said it can be hard to deal with the negative comments some people leave.
STILL MISSING: Pregnant Chicago postal worker Kierra Coles was due to give birth this week. She’s been missing since October. Someone knows something. Let’s get her photo circulating on Twitter so we can help bring her home safely! https://t.co/dGmy2wfaMM @Dakarai_Turner reports
— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) April 25, 2019
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#2 of our 3 part Mini-Series on #KierraColes #KierraTheBoss #KierraBossColes Her father gives information that has yet to be released. There is part #1 which just goes over the case. Part #2 & #3 are from our exclusive 5 hour interview with Joseph Coles. He is the only one out there everyday, “ten toes down”, not giving up on his baby girl. Kierra was 3 months pregnant when she went missing and her due date was two days ago, but that doesn’t deter Mr Coles. He is the only one who said that wasn’t her in that damn video. And it isn’t. You can view all 3 parts on any #PodcastPlatform or on our #YouTubeChannel #MissingPersonsCasesNetwork #MissingPregnantPostalWorker #MissingPergnantMom #MissingPregnantMother #BlackAndMissing #MPCN #MissingBlackWoman #MissingInChicago
“It’s a hard thing to be out here looking for my daughter [and] I get the negative people saying the wrong negative things,” Coles told the Sun-Times. “You heard that misery loves company? That is true facts.”
Two weeks after Kierra Coles, a U.S. Postal Service employee, went missing the Chicago Police Department said that “foul play” was suspected. Since then, little new information has been released or discovered.
Coles called in sick on the day she vanished. Video footage the same day showed her dressing in her uniform and leaving her apartment. Instead of getting into her car, she walked away on foot. Investigators later found her car locked with her cellphone inside.
“Calling out sick and leaving for work that day in uniform is quite out of the ordinary. Was she the one who made that phone call? We think there’s more to the story,” Mack Julion of the National Association of Letter Carriers told Fox 32.
The Chicago Police Department told the broadcaster detectives have identified two or three people of interest but said they’re still working on finding evidence. The Postal Service is assisting in the case.