Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention.
NewsOne has partnered with the Black and Missing Foundation and TV One to focus on the crisis of missing African Americans.
To be a part of the solution, NewsOne will profile a missing person weekly and provide tips about how to keep your loved ones safe and what to do if someone goes missing, while TV One‘s newest show, “Find Our Missing,” hosted by award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson, tells these stories in visual form. “Find Our Missing” debuts on Wednesday, January 18.
Name: Phoenix Coldon
Case Type: Endangered
DOB: May 23, 1988
Missing Date: Dec 18, 2011
Age Now: 23
Missing City: St. Louis
Missing State: Missouri
Case Number: 11-76537
Hair Color: Brown
Hair Length: Shoulder Length
Eye Color: Brown
Wear Glasses or Contacts: Yes
Location Last Seen: Phoenix was last seen leaving out of her driveway in her vehicle, a 1998 4-door Chevrolet Blazer with tinted windows. Her Missouri License Plate is KE2S6V.
Circumstances Of Disappearance: On the day she went missing, Coldon’s car was found at the intersection of 9th Street and St. Clair Avenue in East St. Louis. The car’s engine was running.
Last Seen Wearing: Gray sweatpants (“UMSL” or “Linderwood” printed vertically down one pant leg), a dark hoodie (black or blue), and tennis shoes.
Identifying Marks or Characteristics: Pierced ears.
Do you have information about the whereabouts of Phoenix Coldon? Click here to submit information to the Black and Missing Foundation’s tip line.