27 year-old Nicholle Torrez has been missing since December 14th, 2006.
Prior to vanishing, Nicholle and her three children lived at Nicholle’s mother’s home in Denver, Colorado. She shared custody of her children with their father, who lived just a few blocks away. On the evening of December 14th, Nicholle was asked to bring medicine to her four year-old son, who was staying with his father at the time. She left her other two children at home with her mother, and said she would return later that night. Unfortunately, Nicholle never returned home and has never been seen or heard from again. She was reported missing the following day after she failed to show up at work.
Nicholle’s disappearance has baffled both her family and investigators. Denver police interviewed Nicholle’s friends and family members, but were unable to identify any suspects or clues about her whereabouts. Finally, over six months later in July 2007, investigators appeared to find a clue: Nicholle’s car was found abandoned in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Aurora. The car was processed by the Denver crime lab, but no indication of a crime or foul play was found. Still, Nicholle’s mother does not believe that Nicholle parked the car there herself. Her mother told reporters, “we don’t live on that side of town, so I can’t see Nicholle going there. So we feel like somebody took it there and dropped it off.” While everyone was hopeful that Nicholle’s car would provide clues, it appeared to bring about more questions than answers in her disappearance.
Over a decade has passed, and Nicholle still remains missing today. Both investigators and Nicholle’s family members believe that foul play was involved in her disappearance. Nicholle’s family does not think she would abandon her children, nor would she lose contact with her loved ones. Investigators are hoping to receive knew leads that may lead to Nicholle’s whereabouts. If you have any information that could help, please contact Denver CrimeStoppers at 720-913-7867.