Friday, February 12, 2021

The Disappearance of Nigel Jay


Nigel Jay has been missing since April 7th, 2013. The 34 year-old man lived in Hayward, California at the time of his disappearance. Nigel also spent a lot of time in the Alameda/Oakland area. He worked as a chef at a restaurant in Alameda and also as a cook at a homeless shelter in downtown Oakland. Nigel did not own a vehicle, but on the weekend of his disappearance, he rented a car so he could drive his father to and from his medical appointments. On the evening of he vanished, Nigel was supposed to deliver medicine to his father before returning the rental car to the Hertz rental lot at Oakland airport. He never did either, nor did he return home. Nigel has never been seen or heard from again.

Nigel's girlfriend and family members spent the following days trying to locate him before they finally reported him missing on April 10th, 2013. Throughout the investigation, it was determined that Nigel was last seen around 9pm on April 7th. He went to the 1900 block of Broadway Street in Oakland to bring keys to his friend. Nigel seemingly vanished after that. His cell phone and bank accounts have not been accessed since that evening.

A few days later, the rental car Nigel was driving was found abandoned near 98th Avenue in Oakland. The car was unlocked and appeared to be in good shape. There was no sign of a struggle in or around the car, and no sign of Nigel, either. 

Investigators describe Nigel's disappearance as suspicious. No persons of interests or suspects have been publicly named. Nigel's loved ones are continuing to fight for justice. If you have any information that could lead to Nigel's whereabouts, please call 510-293-7195.

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