LINCOLNTON, N.C. – Friday, May 26, 2023 marks nine 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. She got into a black four door sedan with an unidentified white female driver on May 26, 2014 and has not been seen since.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have interviewed family members and a number of people she was known to associate with but no one has provided 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. All leads were exhausted with no signs of the woman.
Detectives followed up on all leads received in the case but nothing in the lengthy search has led them to Toasha Rice. Toasha, who also goes by Nikki Green, is a white female who was 27 years old when she disappeared. She is five feet- six inches tall and weighs 140 pounds.
Anyone with any 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 CrimeStoppers at 704-736-8909. Detectives will follow up all leads. Callers can remain anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest you could receive a reward of up to $1,000.