Malina Lynn Nickel

Nickel, circa 2016

  • Missing Since 11/23/2016
  • Missing From Shady Cove, Oregon
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 08/09/1987 (32)
  • Age 29 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'2 - 5'5, 100 - 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Blonde/brown hair, hazel eyes. Nickel's ears are pierced and her left nostril is pierced. She wears eyeglasses. She has a tattoo of a Chinese symbol on her left ankle, a three-inch scar on her abdomen, and an oval brown birthmark on the front of her shoulder.

Details of Disappearance

Nickel was last seen in Shady Cove, Oregon on November 23, 2016. She didn't show up for work at Subway on November 28 and has never been heard from again. Her purse, keys and other belongings were found at her home, and her white 2002 Ford Escape was parked at a nearby post office. Witnesses saw an unidentified male walking away from her vehicle; he got a ride to a nearby gas station.

Nickel has a history of drug abuse, and she had a warrant for her arrest at the time of her disappearance. However, it's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning, and she hadn't said anything about wanting to leave town. She left behind two children. Her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Jackson County Sheriff's Office 541-774-6800

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated February 19, 2019; casefile added.