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. Deputies said Rice got into a black four-door sedan with a white female driver on May 26, 2014 and has not been seen since, according to a press release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
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 Rice 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,” Sheriff Bill Beam said. “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...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 Rice. Rice is a white female and was 27 years old when she disappeared. Deputies said she is 5-foot-6 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.