Randy Scott Nichols
Nichols, approximately 2010
Date reported missing : 08/31/2010
Missing location (approx) :
Elmira Heights, New York
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 48 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5 - 5'8, 140 - 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gray t-shirt, dark-colored jeans, black sneakers, a baseball cap and sunglasses.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Nicholas has a green ink tattoo of a bulldog with a collar on his left arm/shoulder, and a green ink tattoo of the name "Carlene" on his right arm/shoulder.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Nichols was last seen leaving his home in the 2100 block of College Avenue in Elmira Heights, New York at 4:00 p.m. on August 31, 2010. He was going to walk to his mother's apartment a short distance away at Villa Serene, but he never arrived there. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Elmira Heights Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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