Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lieutenant Rick Armendariz, (209) 652-1820
Release Date: Wednesday, January 02, 2013, 6:00:00 PM

Missing Person Case Considered Suspicious


NEWS RELEASE

Release Date: January 2, 2013

Modesto Police Department

Media Relations

Office of the Chief of Police

600 10th Street, Modesto, CA 95354

Author: Lieutenant Rick P. Armendariz

  

Modesto, CA- Modesto Police detectives are considering the recent report of a missing 28-year-old Modesto woman to be suspicious in nature, due to the circumstances surrounding her disappearance. Investigators are asking for anyone who may know her whereabouts to call the police.  

 

Modesto Police became aware of the disappearance of Eldoris Christine Graham on Saturday, December 15th when Graham’s mother called the police after Graham failed to show up for work.  Officers learned Graham’s mother last spoke to Graham on Thursday, December 13th, when Graham indicated she was going to be traveling to the Bay Area with her live-in boyfriend, 36-year-old Anthony Coxum.  Graham’s mother became concerned when she had not heard from Graham the proceeding days and reported Graham as missing to the police when Graham failed to show up for work. 

 

Investigators initially spoke to Coxum, who said he dropped Graham off in the Bay Area. Investigators attempted to follow-up with the initial information provided by Coxum, however, as the investigation progressed, it became evident Coxum had been inconsistent in his statements and not forthcoming.

 

The investigation became more complex on December 27th, when investigators learned Coxum had been stopped and arrested by Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Coxum was arrested for probation violations by local authorities in North Carolina. At the time Coxum was arrested, he was driving Graham’s vehicle. To date, Coxum is no longer being cooperative in this missing person investigation and investigators have not been able to locate Graham.           

 

Police are asking anyone with information regarding Graham’s whereabouts, to call Detective Michael Hicks at (209) 342-6132.  You can also call Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637.  Just type “TIP704” along with your message.

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(Recent Photo of Eldoris Christine Graham)

 

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