Family of missing Middletown woman marches to mayor's office
By WFSB Staff
Family members demanded police do more to find Nina Coe of Middletown. (WFSB photo)
Nina Coe went missing over a year ago and now, her family wants answers. (WFSB file)
MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) -
Family and friends of Nina Coe marched in front of the mayor's office in Middletown on Thursday.
Coe went missing over a year ago. Family members said they want police to do more to solve her case. They demanded a meeting with the mayor, who wasn't in his office at the time.
"We need justice for Nina! We need justice for Nina," they chanted.
They marched from office to office at City Hall and wanted to know what was new with the case.
"She called at least once a week and not getting that phone call anymore, It's heartbreaking," said Adam Ploude, a brother.
Coe's brother told Eyewitness News the family needs answers.
“I wanna know where my sister is. My soul has a big hole in it," said Michael Ploude, another brother. "And I'm at the end, were at the end of this, and this is 13 months and my poor sister is out there."
The brothers and sisters of Coe said they just want the investigation to move forward.
"The mental stress, the emotion, it's overwhelming," Michael Ploude said. "We are tired and we want answers. We want results. We don't want to be 30 years down the road and [we] didn't find her."
The siblings did meet with the chief of police for the city.
The family, whose members called themselves tight-knit, believe her boyfriend had something to do with it.
Coe's boyfriend, 55-year-old Gregory Erhardt, was arrested the day before she was reported missing for violating a protective order. The two had been texting. He had even been seen with her days before she went missing.
Erhardt has not been charged in her disappearance.
Police have said they do believe there "may" be foul play involved in Coe's disappearance.
"We want my sister found and the end result, the perpetrator jailed," Michael Ploude said. "Our system is very complicated. It feels like we are perpetrators."
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Middletown Police Department.
A reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
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