Crime & Courts

Authorities ask for help in finding Lincoln County woman missing for a year

Toasha Nicole Rice
Toasha Nicole Rice Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

Saying they’ve exhausted all leads, authorities on Tuesday issued another plea for help in finding a Lincoln County woman who has been missing for a year.

Toasha Nicole Rice was last seen leaving a friend’s home on Eaker Road in western Lincoln County on May 26, 2014.

She got into a black four-door sedan with a white female driver.

Lincoln County sheriff’s detectives said they have interviewed family members and a number of people Rice was known to associate with, but no one has seen her.

Last year, officers used a K-9 search team in a large wooded area off Sorrells Baxter Road and Eaker Road around the old Massapoag Mill in Lincolnton, and several locations outside Lincoln County.

“All leads have now been exhausted, with no signs of the woman,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement Tuesday.

Rice, who also goes by Nikki Green on her Facebook page, is white, 27 years old, 5-feet-6 inches tall and 140 pounds.

Anyone with information on Rice’s whereabouts is asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050 or Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.

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