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Reward offered for information on missing letter carrier

October 15, 2018 GMT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering $25,000 for information about a pregnant 26-year-old Chicago letter carrier who disappeared nearly two weeks ago.

Police say Kierra Coles was last seen on Oct. 2 near her home in the South Side’s Chatham neighborhood. The woman’s mother, Karen Phillips, reported her missing on Oct. 4 after she hadn’t heard from her for two days, and calls to her cellphone went into voicemail.

Officers did a well-being check at her apartment, and did not locate the woman. Her car was parked near the building.


Postal Inspection Service spokeswoman Julie Kenney on Monday says the agency has launched a joint investigation into Coles’ disappearance, along with the Chicago Police Department.

Kenney said the agency investigates crimes against its employees, among other things, though she said Coles was not on duty when she went missing.