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Search Continues for Missing Pregnant Postal Worker

Nearly two months after she vanished, activists and volunteers are trying to keep the search for Kierra Coles alive.

Coles was last seen on Oct. 2, and surveillance video was later released of her wearing her U.S. Postal Service uniform, walking past her car, and disappearing from view.

Coles was also three months pregnant when she disappeared, and despite a reward of nearly $30,000 and repeated calls for help, she has not been located.

This week, a group of volunteers searched a wooded area on the Far South Side for any sign of the missing woman, but they too were stymied in their search.  

A reward being offered for information that helps find a missing pregnant postal worker has climbed to $25,000 as search efforts near a third week. Regina Waldroup reports.

“We had numerous people come up and ask us to search this forest preserve for about a week so I just decided to call a few people for a search team and do what we can do,” activist Andrew Holmes said.

Despite the long odds, those that know Coles are still maintaining hope that she will be located alive and safe.

“I know that she’s still alive, and I’m praying on it, so hopefully it’s true,” postal worker Debra Butler said.

Police are asking anyone with information on Coles’ disappearance to come forward and contact Area South Detectives.

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