ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX) – A north St. Louis County woman says she cried tears of joy while watching coverage of three young women being rescued from their kidnapper in Cleveland.
However, Goldia Coldon says she also still cries over her own daughter who has been missing since late 2011.
“It does not give me hope because I’ve always had hope. My hope is in the Lord and I know that he is with Phoenix and she is safe wherever she is,” she said.
Goldia remembers 23-year-old Phoenix Coldon driving off that morning. “She pulled out of the driveway and normally would say goodbye – well, we don’t say goodbye, we say ‘see you later Mom’ or ‘see you later Dad’ – and where’s she going. But she didn’t say anything.”
The Coldons have poured all their money into the search for their daughter, so much so that they stopped paying their mortgage and are being kicked out of their Spanish Lake home later this month.
Goldia Coldon said the events of the past 18 months have been “worse than a nightmare.”
“Because in a nightmare, you wake up and when I wake up every morning, Phoenix still is not here,” she said.
The day the Coldons will be forced to leave their home, May 23rd, will be Phoenix Coldon’s 25th birthday.