Five years later, the mystery behind a missing Lincoln County woman remains


Lincoln County Sheriff's Office 

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — It’s been more than five years since Toasha Nicole Rice, also known as “Nikki Green,” was last seen leaving a friend’s home in western Lincoln County. 

Rice reportedly got into a black four-door sedan with a white female driver on May 26, 2014 on Eaker Road 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.

“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,” Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam said. 

Detectives followed up on all leads received in the case but nothing in the lengthy search has led them to Rice. Toasha, who also goes by “Nikki Green” on her Facebook page, is a white female and was 27 years old when she disappeared. She is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds.

Anyone with information 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.

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