Ricky Lynn Nelms

Nelms, circa 1988

  • Missing Since 02/01/1988
  • Missing From Wichita, Kansas
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Age Unknown
  • Height and Weight 5'9, 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair.

Details of Disappearance

Nelms left his parents' Moulton, Alabama home in January 1988 and traveled to Wichita, Kansas with a friend to take a job as a roofer. His parents last had contact with him when he called home sometime in February 1988.

Nelms has never been heard from again. It wasn't unusual for him to be out of touch with his family for months at a time, so he wasn't reported missing until July 18 of that year.

Authorities have received tips that Nelms was murdered and his body buried in Wichita. His mother believes he's deceased. His case remains unsolved. Alabama police are investigating.

Investigating Agency

  • Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office 256-974-9291

Source Information

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 23, 2013; casefile added.