Ricky Lynn Nelson

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Above Images: Nelson, circa 2007

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 4, 2007 from Castor, Louisiana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: March 2, 1955
  • Age: 52 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Nelson has several surgical scars on his back and abdomen. He wears dentures.
  • Medical Conditions: Nelson suffers from unspecified health problems and has undergone surgeries on his stomach and back.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Nelson was last seen at his home in Castor, Louisiana on August 4, 2007. He has never been heard from again. He left the door unlocked and fish baking in his oven. He left behind his eyeglasses, cellular phone and billfold, as well as his drinking glass. Due to his medical problems, Nelson always carried a drinking glass with him and drank throughout the day to keep hydrated. His loved ones stated he would have never left home willingly without it. There were no indications of foul play at his home.

    Nelson's daughter thought he was visiting his uncle at first. It wasn't until two days later, when his truck was found, that she realized he was missing. Nelson's blue 1998 Chevrolet S-10 pickup with Louisiana license plates was found on Toms Road just off state Highway 155 near Saline, Louisiana. It had damage to the driver's side and two tires were off their rims. Tire tracks indicate the truck was driven on the shoulder of the road for about a quarter of a mile from the accident scene before it was abandoned. It was unlocked, with the keys and Nelson's checkbook inside it.

    Authorities believe Nelson is deceased, as they don't think he would have gone this long without contacting his mother. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Bienville Sheriff's Office
    318-263-2215

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    Source Information
    The Shreveport Times
    Unsolved in the News
    KTBS 3 News
    KSLA News 12
    NamUs
    Louisiana Repository for Unidentified and Missing People

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 18, 2013; date of birth, height and weight added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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