Pictured above: Toasha Nicole Rice – Picture courtesy of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
Lincolnton, NC – It’s been more than five years since Toasha Nicole Rice, also known as Nikki Green on her Facebook page, was last seen leaving a friend’s home on Eaker Road in western Lincoln County. She got into a black four door sedan with a white female driver on May 26, 2014 and has not been seen since.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives interviewed family members and a number of people she was known to associate with but no one has any information about the missing woman. In the months after Toasha went missing, officers used a K-9 search team in a large wooded area off Sorrells Baxter Road and Eaker Road in western Lincoln County, around the old Massapoag Mill in Lincolnton and several other locations outside Lincoln County.
Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam said, “Since I have been in office we have continued to receive tips from the public. The investigation is ongoing as deputies follow up on the information and tips that have come, but unfortunately none of the information has panned out.”
He went on to say, “We’re continuing to keep the word out there that she is still missing and maybe someone will remember something that could help in the case.”
Detectives followed up on all leads received in the case but nothing in the lengthy search has led them to Toasha Rice. Toasha, who also goes by Nikki Green on her Facebook page, is a white female and 27 years old when she disappeared. She is five feet- six inches tall and weighs 140 pounds.
Anyone with information about the missing woman is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909. Detectives will follow up all leads. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest you could receive a reward of up to $1,000.
This press release appears as received from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office with the exception of page/text/space/paragraph/general formatting details. Picture placement also excluded. All pictures included with original release may not be shown here. Separate reports contained within the same press release may have also been removed. Additionally, the different pieces of the press release may have been re-arranged. This press release was posted at WSICfm.com after being received from the agency listed. Article title and picture captions may, or may not be, part of the press release. This information does, however, reflect the information received from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.