CHICAGO (CBS) — There was a solemn celebration in Pilsen Saturday as good friends, relatives and neighbors collected to celebraten the birthday of Kierra Coles, who disappeared practically four years back and has not been noticed given that.
By most conventions it was a typical birthday party. There had been balloons, cake, dancing, pals and household.
But the guest of honor was lacking.
“I continue to wanna do some thing so folks could know that I’m not going to stop battling for my daughter for me to get both justice or for her to come dwelling. I’m not likely to quit preventing,” stated Karen Phillips.
On her daughter’s 30th birthday, Phillips desires no other gift but to see her daughter property protected.
That is four cakes, four pleased birthdays, and no a single to blow out the candles.
“I will be going to cry and then I say, ‘No, I am not gonna do that since which is not what she would want me to do,'” Phillips mentioned.
Coles went lacking on Oct. 2, 2018. At the time the postal employee was a few months expecting.
“Could not hold out. I couldn’t hold out for her to experience the adore concerning a mother and a youngster,” Phillips reported.
In June, Chicago Police reshared the evidence they have been equipped to gather so much: video clips exhibiting what seems to be Coles in a retail outlet then obtaining into a auto. They are the past video clips of her in advance of her disappearance.
Due to the fact the online video went up, there has not been any movement.
“No, he is operating on a thing or he’s received a thing. Absolutely nothing,” Phillips reported.
Coles’ relatives and pals celebrate her existence, but genuinely they would rather just be celebrating with her.
“I don’t know exactly where she’s at. Is she secure? Is she even still alive? You know? So a lot recognize so significantly is likely as a result of my head,” Phillips discussed.
Coles’ child would have been 3 a long time outdated at Saturday’s birthday celebration.
Coles’ mother said she has no intentions of stopping her combat to deliver her daughter, and potentially grandchild, dwelling. She is hoping another person will converse up with any new information and facts that could help Coles’ chilly case.