Atlanta Police Officers search for Stacey English on Friday - January 6, 2011. (Photo by Doug Richards, 11Alive News)
ATLANTA --- Investigators are looking into the possibility that the case of missing Buckhead woman Stacey English is connected to a similar case in St. Louis.
The similarities were first reported in The Huffington Post over the weekend.
There are striking similarities in the cases of 36-year-old English and 23-year-old Phoenix Coldon, who disappeared in St. Louis nine days before English was last seen on Dec. 27.
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Both women are African-American.
English's vehicle was running when police discovered it in the Lakewood community, miles from her Buckhead apartment. It was initially impounded.
Despite an intensive search at and around the scene, no trace of English was found.
Coldon was last seen in St. Louis by her family on Dec. 18. Her vehicle was also found running by St. Louis Police and was also impounded. An intensive search of the area found no trace of the young woman.
With no trace of English, her family was out on Saturday handing out thousands of flyers asking the public for help in finding their daughter.
The English family told 11Alive News Saturday they told Atlanta Police that the last person they believe saw their daughter was a man from St. Louis.
In an interview Saturday night with CNN, English's parents even said they made direct contact with the man.
"The first contact to him was made by the APD, and then a few days later, my husband and I picked up the phone and called him and asked him -- have you heard anything from her [Stacey], have you reached out to call her, and he said no to both questions," said Cindy Jamison, English's mother.
The family is asking for both the FBI and GBI to get involved in the case.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information in the case.