Police Suspect Connection Between Missing Women in Atlanta and St. Louis

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January 9, 2012 ‐ By

A trick to throw investigators off of two missing women’s trails may actually serve as a link between the two cases. Twenty-three-year-old Phoenix Coldon was last seen in St. Louis Dec. 18 and just nine days later, Stacey Nicole English, a 36-year-old Atlanta woman was reported missing. Both victims’ cars were found with the engine still running, and in both cases, the investigation was slowed down because the cars the women were driving had been impounded. Neither police department realized that fact until several days into the investigations.

Given the similarities, the family of Phoenix Coldon is attempting to determine if their daughter is linked in any way to Stacey English. According to Atlanta Police Department public affairs manager Carlos Campos, 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.

Nonprofit organization Black And Missing But Not Forgotten it is also keeping watch. “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.

Phoenix was last seen by her mother in the driveway of their St. Louis County home at about 3 pm on Dec. 18.

“She was sitting in her vehicle,” her mother 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.”

Initially the mother thought her daughter had gone to the store, but when she didn’t return she filed a missing persons report.

Stacey Nicole English was last seen on or about Christmas day.  Her father, Rev. Kevin Jamison, told the Huffington Post on Wednesday that Robert Kirk, a resident of St. Louis, had been visiting with her, but the two allegedly got into an argument.

“The gentleman said they got into a dispute and she put him out of her house on Dec. 26 around 10:30 p.m.,” Jamison said. “That person has now gone back to Missouri.”

Families of both women say their disappearance is highly out of character and that they’ve felt out of the loop in the investigations, saying they don’t believe the police departments are doing all they can to find the women. The fact that Robert Kirk returned to the state where Phoenix was reported missing looks like a huge red flag but it’s unclear whether St. Louis police are interested in him. Campos says that Robert has not been named as a person of interest in Stacey English’s case but that the Atlanta Police Department would like to speak with him further.

At least the police are open to the possibility of a connection here, unlike the murdered women in Detroit. Do you think the coincidences in the cases are suspicious?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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  • Caribbean in the house

    good by afro-american negro’s, now you will get to see white people will still rule over america. live long & prosper clu clax clan

    • KrisR

      Caribbean in the house! Wow the only thing I have to say is” you will be judged by your maker once you die!” God be with you!

  • Mszena3

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  • Student21jrh

    I’ve seen this story…but from the parents aspect..when she first went missing.  I’m mad that it took them so long to look into her disapperance.  It really makes you realize that color does matter when it comes to media…..

  • Student21jrh

    I’ve seen this story…but from the parents aspect..when she first went missing.  I’m mad that it took them so long to look into her disapperance.  It really makes you realize that color does matter when it comes to media…..

  • Student21jrh

    I’ve seen this story…but from the parents aspect..when she first went missing.  I’m mad that it took them so long to look into her disapperance.  It really makes you realize that color does matter when it comes to media…..

    • Caribbean in the house

      well like tupac use to say, cops don’t give a damn about a NEGRO lol lol lol. those two afro-american negro’s was probably ho’s anyway. PIMPS UP HO’S DOWN. its too bad these negro chicks learn to be a ho like their momma at an early age. i guess they got raped & died like an no good ho that they are. the love of all money is the root of evil when it comes to beyotches like these. too bad. well let that be a lesson to you afro-american negro’s not to sell your puzzy because god made you for free for men.