The man who has been named a person of interest in the disappearance of a Buckhead woman says he does not know what is going on.
Robert Kirk said he was visiting Stacey English, 36, over the holidays when the two got into an argument on Dec. 26 and she told him to leave. He returned to St. Louis, but Atlanta police said he was the last person to see English and they named him as a person of interest on Thursday.
Kirk spoke to Channel 2 Action News reporter Erin Coleman over the phone on Friday.
“(I) heard about the reports and it sent a tingle through me,” Kirk said.
Kirk said he is praying for English’s safety and that the situation is “crazy.”
“I don’t know what’s going on,” Kirk said.
Meanwhile, police intensified their search for English on Friday, using police recruits, mounted officers and K-9 teams to canvass an area in southwest Atlanta near where her car was found.
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Police also released the report on English’s disappearance on Friday.
According to the police report, English was acting out of character and talking about the end of the world in the days leading up to her disappearance. She was hospitalized after attempting suicide in 2008, the report said.
English’s mother and stepfather reported her missing on Dec. 31 after not hearing from her for nearly a week.
Her parents are pleading with the public for any information about English’s disappearance.
English worked at Sun Trust Bank and lived at a condo off Lenox Road in Buckhead. In her apartment, she left behind her cellphone, iPad and keys. Her Volvo was found running at a community center in southwest Atlanta on Dec. 27 and taken to an impound lot, but police just put together that it was English’s car on Thursday.