Nailah Franklin Missing in Chicago, IL … Car Found in Indiana


28 year old Nailah Franklin has been missing since September 18, 2007. Her car was just located approximately 27 miles away in Hammond, IN. Nailah FranklinAlso, items were taken from her apartment. Her business and personal lap top were missing. Police are looking at the possibility that some one who was making threats could have been involved.

Police visited Franklin’s University Village apartment in the 1500 block of South Sangamon Street. Thursday night, Elgas reported, and Franklin Cox said several personal items were missing.

“The two computers are missing,” she said. “Both her work-issued laptop and her personal laptop.”

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Posted September 22, 2007 by
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    7 Responses to “Nailah Franklin Missing in Chicago, IL … Car Found in Indiana”

    1. Maggie on September 22nd, 2007 4:29 pm

      Watched her family on Greta last night, they said she had been having problems with an ex boyfriend.. Knew it didn’t sound good when they said she didn’t show up for a meeting. She was a pharmaceutical rep. I suspect another bad ending to such a beautiful young girl’s life.

    2. mrs. red on September 23rd, 2007 2:07 pm

      I fear the worst, and it seems like no one was listening when she said that the exboyfriend was threatening her. If he threatened her on her work computer, that’s even worse – all companies these days monitor emails…. why didn’t they report it to the police and his ISP?

    3. richard on September 24th, 2007 9:35 am

      Did the ex-boyfriend have access to her apartment? It seems obvious that some person thought that the computer traffic was significant.

    4. richard on September 24th, 2007 10:07 am

      Read this … this girl’s mother has gotten consolation from talking with Beth Twitty.

      So much for those who whine about “undue” media attention given to “missing white girls”.

      For Phylicia’s family, answers remain elusive

      Friday, September 21, 2007


      SHOCKWAVES rattled Teaneck during the weeks immediately following Phylicia Moore’s tragic death in April while on a school trip to Ghana.

      As Phylicia’s classmates head off to new adventures as college freshmen, the wounds are reopened for her parents, who eagerly looked forward to her walking down that same road at Spelman College in Atlanta.

      Five months after the heartbreak of losing Phylicia, her parents are still grappling with unanswered questions surrounding her death and are anxious to get their hands on an FBI report expected to be issued later this month.

      “I’m still trying to make sense of it, and can’t,” Douglas Moore said this week as he and his family prepared for what seems like endless sessions with counselors and meetings with attorneys and others helping them get through one of the most painful losses anyone can imagine.

      “I never dreamed of anything like this happening. You hear of this happening to every one else, but not my daughter,” he said, still full of shock and incredulity.

      Phylicia’s parents, Doug and Lola Moore, and brother Christopher think about her every day. Grief is like their second skin. Emotions are so raw and sensitive that any fond memory of their time with Phylicia or any thought about the senseless loss of her life often brings tears to their voices.

      More could have been done to keep the school trip from turning into a nightmare. Traveling with 23 fellow schoolmates and nine chaperones from Teaneck High School, 18-year-old Phylicia was on a mission to visit schools, hospitals and orphanages.

      An 11-hour gap

      Phylicia’s body was found in a swimming pool shortly after she arrived in Accra, Ghana. The trip’s organizer has acknowledged that bed checks were not made. A big question is what happened in the 11 hours between the time she was last seen and when she was found dead in the pool at the hotel.

      The FBI is reviewing forensics tests and reinterviewing some of those who traveled with her in an effort to confirm or refute the ruling from Ghanaian police that foul play was not a factor in her death. But the previously bungled investigation, the mishandling of evidence and the long delays all lead Doug Moore to believe a murder is being covered up.

      For one, the fact that her clothes were destroyed raises suspicions. The fact that officials conducting the autopsy were the ones who discarded them raises even more suspicions. Could a coverup be preventing the truth of Phylicia’s death from being known? Investigators were told that critical blood evidence was lost, but Ghanaian police produced it under pressure.

      Time was the enemy. It took too long for authorities to get involved, too long for pressure to build up that forced a more thorough investigation.

      So many things were mishandled in Phylicia’s shocking death that it’s hard to know what to accept as truth.

      “The State Department could have gotten the FBI to act a little bit sooner,” says the Moores’ lawyer, Nancy Lucianna. “The family and our elected representatives put a lot of pressure” on the State Department.

      Lack of publicity

      She said the media was also slow to appreciate the seriousness of Phylicia’s death.

      The Record reported Phylicia’s death the day after it occurred. But other media, which should have paid attention to it, ignored pleas from Lucianna and the family to tell her story.

      Lucianna says that it was only after her family’s “shaming” the media into telling Phylicia’s story that the Ghanaian consulate and the U.S. Department of State sat up and took notice. More publicity might have prodded the Ghanaian government and others to respond.

      Lola Moore found some sense of peace in a phone conversation with Beth Twitty, the mother of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway, whose unsolved death in Aruba in 2005 still grabs an occasional headline.

      “She told me you have to keep advocating for your child — your voice is the only one they have,” Lola Moore said.

    5. Dan on September 25th, 2007 6:08 am

      I have to agree with Richard, race has no boundaries here at all, its whats happening to our young woman of all race’s. For those who insist its raceism whom gets the attention or not, grow up and realize the parents or whomever can push and push hard to get the word out on there missing person. Its a matter of finding a way to make it happen, there is always ways. Nailah Franklin is just as important as jennifer kesse and natalee holloway, there is no difference, they are all missing. I pray she is found and is alright, please folks, keep racism out of this, please.

    6. brie on September 25th, 2007 6:49 pm


    7. Da Scribe on September 27th, 2007 12:55 pm

      Her body has been found. She reportedly was found naked in a dumbster. She is dead. Please pray for her family.

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