Ricky Lynn Nelms

Above: Nelsm, circa 1988


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 1988 from Wichita, Kansas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair.
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    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
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office


    Source Information
    WHNT 19


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 23, 2013; casefile added.

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