Nailah Franklin: Missing Chicago Woman

Nailah Franklin, 28 years old, is 5-feet 2-inches, 115 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair is missing since earlier this week. Her car is a 2005 black Chevy four-door Impala, Illinois license plate 1957855.


File photo: 2000-2005 Chevy Impala — similar to Nailah’s company car make and model.

UPDATE: The car of Nailah Franklin has been found in Hammond, Indiana. Police are searching a lagoon area on the River Oaks Golf Course in Calumet City, Illinois as part of the investigation. The Calumet City Fire Department requested a Diver’s Box Alarm at the River Oaks Golf Course at 159th Street and Park [MAP/SAT] just after 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning (September 22, 2007). Some of Franklin’s personal belongings were found near the golf course.

Nailah Franklin lives in the 1500 block of South Sangamon Street [MAP/SAT] in University Village near the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also works in the Chicago area as pharmacy sales rep for Eli Lilly. Her territory is based in Oak Park and the south side of Chicago.

Nailah recently filed a police report about the following telephone messages from a man she one dated:

“Basically, I could do harm to you. You haven’t seen that side, of me but I do have a bad side and I could do harm to you.”

Franklin’s current boyfriend, Andre Wright, from Milwaukee is the last person known to have heard from Nailah Franklin via a text message that stated she was at dinner at about 4 or 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007. No information has been released to confirm that the text messages actually came from Nailah. Since that contact, she has not returned phone calls, emails or text messages from an out-of-town guest she was expecting Wednesday (September 19, 2007), nor has she communicated with any family or friends since Tuesday. Nailah Franklin also failed to show up for an important Eli Lilly pharmaceutical meeting with her boss at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Nailah Franklin’s family has set up a command center at a gymnasium at 700 W. Maxwell, as a headquarters for flyer distribution [MAP/SAT].

If you have any information about the case, the Chicago Police Department asks that you call (312) 746-9259.

More info:

myspace.com/missnailah (set to private 9/21/07,
then public again 9/22/07).


*Elapsed time missing based on SEP 18 2007 4:00PM CDT

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