The family of Stacey Nicole English, the Buckhead woman who has been missing since the day after Christmas, is still seeking clues to their daughter’s disappearance and are hopeful for her safe return.
Investigators have now identified Robert Kirk, the male friend English reportedly argued with prior to her disappearance, as “a person that we would like to have some more dialogue with,” a department spokesman said Thursday.
Kirk, a St. Louis promoter/party planner, has a young son by a woman who lives in the Atlanta area and was visiting over the Christmas holidays.
He is thought to be the last person who saw the 36-year-old woman prior to her disappearance.
Investigators have gotten the FBI involved and they plan to travel to St. Louis to question Kirk to develop a more specific timeline.
Upon news that they were headed his way, Kirk updated his facebook page with the following:
According to Stacey’s father, she had an argument with Kirk around 10 or 10:30 pm on December 26 and kicked him out of her Buckhead condominium.
“He’s extremely important to the investigation because as far as we know he was last person that actually had contact with her,” said Maj. Keith Meadows with the Atlanta Police Department.
Anthony English last heard from his daughter by phone around noon that day. She had cooked a full holiday meal for the family on Christmas and she asked him what he thought of her food. He did not notice any stress in her voice during the call.
Stacey’s keys, phone and iPad were found at her Buckhead condo after she disappeared. While police will not say whether they suspect foul play at this point, Davenport said, “We’re exploring all possibilities”.
Davenport also confirmed Thursday that Stacey’s Volvo was found abandoned on Lakewood Ave. in southwest Atlanta. It had been originally reported missing, but was recently found in an Atlanta impound lot, where it had been since December 27th.
Authorities say the car was found in the parking lot of a library that also housed a mini police station. The keys were inside and the motor was running.
According to Stacey’s distraught parents, police have sought surveillance camera video from her condominium complex, information about her bank activity and credit cards and records from the hotel where Kirk supposedly stayed after the argument.
My prayers go out to the family and hopefully Stacey will return home safe and sound.
Anyone with information about Stacey English’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Atlanta Police Department at 404-614-6544. A crimestoppers reward has been established at $5,000.
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