Kierra Coles Disappearance: Woman in Video Played Nationwide Wasn’t Her, Mother Says

Karen Philips, the mother of missing U.S. postal employee Kierra Coles, said she prays every night for a good night’s sleep because she knows when she wakes up, her nightmare begins again.

“It feels like a replay. Every day, the same feeling,” said Philips. “Day after day.”

Philips’ daughter Kierra was three months pregnant when she suddenly disappeared in October 2018.

After two years of no answers, Philips told NBC 5 Investigates she was ready to reveal what Chicago detectives told her not to disclose at the time of her daughter’s disappearance.

“I didn’t say anything because I didn’t want to mess up the case, “ said Philips

Early in the investigation, a chilling video of a postal worker thought to be Kierra Coles surfaced. The Oct. 3 video captured at 11:45 a.m. from a neighbor’s surveillance camera showed what many believed at the time to be Kierra dressed in her postal uniform walking past her parked car in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood.


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