By Eelisa Jones
The Milwaukee community continues its search for 18-year-old, Stephanie Myles.
Myles was last seen on Dec. 13, 2014 as she left her residence.
Olivia Coates, Myles’ mother, said that her daughter was making a quick errand to a Walgreens on 85th and Brown Deer Road.
At that time, Myles was wearing a grey and pink hat, black pea coat, white blouse, light blue pants, and “wheat” tan Nike ACG shoes. Myles’ hat had the nose, whiskers, and eyes of a cat design (without ears).
Myles is approximately 5’3, 135 lb. She has brown eyes and shoulder-length, peach-colored hair. Myles has a scar near her left temple and a small patch of hair missing from her left eyebrow.
Coates said that Myles had mental health issues which led her to easily trust strangers.
Myles’ condition also produced a slight slurring of certain words when she spoke.
“She has the mentality to think everybody is telling the truth,” said Coats, who then continued to say that this made Myles vulnerable to abduction.
In addition to being a daughter, Myles has a one-year-old son.
“She is a very loving mother and [her son] loves her,” said Dyshawn Wright, Myles’ sister-in-law and housemate.
“For her to just up and leave is not like her.”
Myles’ disappearance has made a deep impact on her son.
Both Coats and Wright have observed the one-year-old wandering the house, crying for his mother since her disappearance.
Wright said that he is used to having his mother home at night.
Wright described Myles as an intelligent, nice, and adorable person.
There was not a day that went by where she was not smiling, Wright said. Myles would often play with her nieces and nephew.
On Dec. 13, Myles left her residence at approximately 9 PM. Store footage from the Walgreens on 85th and Brown Deer Road reveals that Myles did not make it to her destination.
Suspicions heightened as the night passed without Myles checking on her child.
Three and a half weeks later, Myles’ family is left with no answers as to where she might be.
If you have seen Myles or have any clues as to her whereabouts, please contact the 4th District Milwaukee Police Department’s Sensitive Crimes Department at (414) 935- 7403.