Reporting Andrea Menniti
MODESTO (CBS13) – A mother, desperate to find her missing daughter, is sharing a chilling voicemail.
“I just want her found. My whole life is devastated. I can’t do nothing; I spend my time lying down in the bed,” Kathie Patterson said.
Her youngest daughter, 28-year-old Eldoris Graham of Modesto, vanished three weeks ago. Police arrested the woman’s boyfriend, Anthony Coxum, on an unrelated warrant in North Carolina. They say he was driving Graham’s car, but there was no sign of the missing woman.
“I may never see her again, and it’s too much for me,” said Patterson.
Even though officers say the woman’s boyfriend changed his story, they’re not calling him a suspect in her disappearance, at least not yet.
“It’s evident he was withholding some information. Now he’s not cooperating at all with the investigation,” said Modesto Police Department spokesman Lt. Rick Armendariz.
The last time Patterson heard from her daughter was a voicemail. Patterson claims Coxum was abusive and believes he coerced her daughter to leave the voicemail.
“Go ahead,” a man’s voice is heard saying on the voicemail.
“Hi Mom. We are headed to the bay,” Graham says on the voicemail.
As detectives continue to look for clues, the missing woman’s mother holds out hope.
“Let my daughter go. She’s didn’t deserve none of this. Let her go and let her come home,” said Patterson.
The couple had been together for less than six months. Police say they paid a visit to their home once for a verbal fight, but no one was arrested.