State offers $20,000 reward in case of Middletown woman missing since July

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MIDDLETOWN -- The state has offered a $20,000 reward in the case of a Middletown woman missing since July of 2015.

On Friday, March 11, Gov. Malloy signed an offer of reward to anyone providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons found guilty of a crime committed against Nina Coe in relation to her disappearance. A reward of up to $20,000 was granted.

Coe has been missing since July 16, 2015. It is suspected that she has met with foul play as it is not in her character to lose contact with her family for such a lengthy period of time, according to Middletown Police Lieutenant Heather Desmond.

Gregory ErhardtIt was part of Coe's daily habit to keep in contact with many family members, Lieutenant Desmond said.

"This is devastating," said Michael Plourde, Nina's Brother. "We have dreams about her, we cry, we don't sleep. This is an every day occurrence for us. We need closure, we need to find out where she's at. Someone knows something out there and we need you to come forward."

Coe's former boyfriend, Gregory Erhardt, was arrested a few weeks later, charged with violating a restraining order.

The Middletown Police Department’s Major Investigations Division is actively looking into her disappearance. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Middletown Police Department at 860-638-4140.

"If she's gone from us, we still need her, we need closure. For our family. We're going to continue to look for her until we find her," said Plourde.