Thomas Joseph Nigro
Nigro, approximately 2018
Date reported missing : 01/05/2018
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/13/1986 (34)
Age at the time of disappearance: 31 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 160 - 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue or green sweater, gray sweatpants and sunglasses OR a thermal top and jeans. Carrying a heavy-duty black bag with a rolled-up dark green sleeping bag on the top.
Medical conditions : Nigro has suffered a prior traumatic brain injury and injuries to his back. He could not walk far due to his back injury.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Nigro has a tattoo of a U.S. Army Ranger emblem in black ink on his right shoulder and a colored tattoo of a Valkyrie figure with wings on his left shoulder. He goes by his initials, TJ.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Nigro was last seen on January 5, 2018. A woman stated she had picked him up hitchhiking and driven him from his hometown of Columbus, Georgia to the intersection ofÂ Bevis Road and GBI Road in Franklin, Georgia and dropped him off there. Nigro told the woman he was going to meet up with a friend from the area and go camping for a week. The intersection is close to the nearly 9,000-acre West Point Wildlife ManAge at the time of disappearance: ment Area.
He has never been heard from again. Although the woman who drove him to Franklin said he had a cellular phone with him, Nigro left his regular cellular phone behind at home, along with his passport. He also left his keys, wallet and sunglasses behind on the counter, along with a photo of his daughter.
Nigro is U.S. Army veteran who sustained head and back injuries in a helicopter crash when he was deployed prior to his disappearance. As a former Army ranger, he has the skills to survive in the woods for an extended time period, although his back injury means he can't travel far on his own. He is missing under unclear circumstances.
Other information and links : ncy
Columbus Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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