The car of a missing Atlanta woman has been found, but police have yet to divulge whether foul play was involved in the case.
Thirty-six-year-old Stacey Nicole English went missing on or about Christmas Day after a gathering at her family's house. "She spent Christmas in Atlanta," English's father, Kevin Jamison, told the Huffington Post. "My wife and I were on our way back from Florida. She was here for Christmas and she came up missing that night. We don't know what happened at this point."
After the gathering, she went back to her home in the exclusive Vanderbilt Complex of Buckhead, where she met a male friend from Missouri wth whom she had come to Atlanta. They reportedly got into an argument, he left and she hasn't been seen since.
"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. He is the last person that we know of who saw her."
All of English's valuables were found inside the home, with no sign of foul play. "We don't suspect foul play at this time," Sgt. Curtis Davenport told the Huffington Post.
She was supposed to return to work Jan. 3, but her employer hasn't heard from her.
The English family is upset at Atlanta police because they aren't actively conducting any searches for her. "Atlanta police have put so many inaccuracies out there and have had so many things wrong in their report," Jamison said. "She did not drive off. This is very out of character. She talks to her family and friends two or three times a day, and no one has had any contact with her."
All of her belongings were inside the house and her car has been found, but that doesn't mean there shouldn't be a major search for this woman. Again we see how police treat the case of a missing black woman. Criticisms of the disparity in media coverage and police mobilization around missing people of color rings true — there's barely any effort to search for these people or bring their stories to the forefront.