Two African American women have mysteriously disappeared, only nine days apart. One in Atlanta, another in St. Louis and the details surrounding the disappearance in both cases are eerily similar.
Vehicles belonging to the missing women were both found abandoned, with the engine still running.
Also in both cases, both vehicles had been impounded and valuable days of investigation was lost due to the fact that authorities never realized the cars had been found until several days into the investigations.
Atlanta is rallying together in the case of Stacey Nicole English, a 36 year old African-American woman who mysteriously disappeared the day after Christmas.
As of this date, there have still been no signs of the missing woman.
A St. Louis event promoter Robert Kirk, was in Atlanta during that time vising English and he may have been the last to see the missing Atlanta woman alive.
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It was a fairly new relationship for Stacey and her father, Tony English says, Kirk was “only the second gentleman that she actually introduced me to.”
Kirk was invited to spend Christmas with the English family in Atlanta and 24-hours later, Stacey was missing.
While authorities have NOT named Robert Kirk as a suspect in English’s disappearance, they still believe he was likely the last person to see her, and he reportedly remains a “person of interest” in the case.
In protecting his interests, Kirk has now hired a high profile defense attorney and has since deleted his Twitter and Facebook accounts, while one still remains active under his business name.
Thanks I’mSurroundedByIdoits! That’s an interesting observation.
Kirk has been referred to as a “known ladies man” and reportedly has a son (and a baby mama) in the Atlanta area.
While again…. he hasn’t been named a suspect in the case, I personally find it odd that someone so close to English would not publicly aid in her search. Facebook has been filled with flyers since her disappearance, but Kirk’s page doesn’t have a flyer… a poster… a picture… nothing!
The cases have gained minimal exposure, so it’s of the utmost importance that we keep both girls in the forefront until they are found.
The similarities between the two cases was recently discussed on CNN…
The family of 23-year-old Phoenix Coldon of Missouri is now trying to determine if her case could be linked to the disappearance of 36-year-old Stacey English of Georgia.
Coldon was last seen by her mother in the driveway of their St. Louis County home at about 3 p.m. on Dec. 18.
“She was sitting in her vehicle,” Coldon said. “She does that often. She’ll sit in the car and talk on the phone. That’s what I thought she was doing. When I looked out again, her vehicle was gone.”
Coldon said she initially thought her daughter had gone to the store, but she did not return that night. Coldon said the following morning she reported her daughter and her black 1998 Chevy Blazer missing to police.
On Jan. 1, Coldon’s family found out her missing Chevy Blazer had been impounded at about 6:23 p.m. on the day she went missing. The vehicle was discovered about a 25-minute drive from her home, at 9th and St. Clair in East St. Louis. The keys were in the ignition with the vehicle running, and the driver’s door open.
The car had been towed and entered into the police computer as an abandoned vehicle.
The young woman’s mother, Goldia Coldon, even notices the similarity between Phoenix’s case and that of Stacey Nicole English and says it has not escaped the attention of police or support groups for missing persons.
“They are very similar,” Coldon said. “[Saint Louis County Police] Captain Troy Doyle, who is working on my daughter’s case, said he saw some similarities also.”
Atlanta Police Department public affairs manager Carlos Campos also said that investigators are “aware” of the Coldon case and “are planning to reach out to authorities in the St. Louis area as part of our investigation” into English’s disappearance.
The nonprofit organization Black And Missing But Not Forgotten said it is also following this issue.
“If the cases are connected, we are looking at a possible traveling serial kidnapper/killer and there could be more,” said Deidra Robey, the organization’s CEO and founder. (source)
As far as Coldon’s linkage to Robert Kirk, the St. Louis man who is thought to be the last person to have seen Stacey Nicole English, they reportedly both attended the University of Missouri-St Louis and have a few mutual facebook friends.
Meanwhile, the search for answers for both families continues.
“I pray that the Lord will send his angels to surround them with love and will send his warrior angels to conquer whatever evil is around here to the extent that evil will go,” Goldia Coldon said.
Stacey English (above left) is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds. She has brown eyes and shoulder-length brown hair with blonde highlights. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Atlanta Police Department at 404-614-6544. Her family has also started a group about her disappearance on Facebook.
Phoenix Coldon (above right) is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 125 pounds. She has reddish brown hair and pierced ears. She was last seen wearing gray sweatpants with the word UMSL printed vertically down one pant leg, a dark hoodie and tennis shoes. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call St. Louis County Police at 314-889-2341. The family has a group about her case on Facebook.
I pray that both families get to see their daughters home safe and sound.