她最后一次与家人交谈 10 月. 26. 在那之前, 她完成了高级个人培训 (美国信息技术学院) 在杰克逊堡, 南卡罗来纳, 十月. 2 但未能返回她在代顿的单位, 军事当局在一份声明中说.
Her family believes she’s still alive and may be in hiding, according to James Terry, the private investigator they hired to find her. While Nelson’s phone is off, her FaceTime still rings, according to Terry.
“She’s using a phone, some sort of phone,” he told Fox News Digital this week. “She just doesn’t have her number on.”
Nelson last spoke with friends and relatives at the end of October in a text message exchange with her grandmother, cousin Elise Miller said Friday. But the last time Miller spoke with Nelson was a month earlier at Nelson’s mother’s funeral, 米勒说.
“She could be anywhere in the United States,” her father, 兰斯·纳尔逊, told Fox News Digital. And she may still be driving her dark gray 2016 Dodge Charger SXT.
Between Oct. 6 和 15, the elder Nelson said, license plate readers in Columbus, 俄亥俄, picked up her car near an apartment where she had lived. But by the time she had been reported missing and police swept the area in early November, the vehicle was gone.
Nelson also had an ex who was the subject of a restraining order, her father said, but that is no longer in effect.
“I think that faded,” 他说.
Miller issued a plea Friday for Nelson to contact relatives and let them know she’s OK.
“We’d just like to help her,” 她说.
最近几个月, 纳尔逊, a former college athlete with 18,000 追随者 TikTok, began hanging out with a new group of friends, her cousin told Fox News Digital. The group includes a number of professional athletes who Miller said she recognized from their ties to Indiana.
Nelson was a four-year letter winner at Xenia Christian High School in southwestern Ohio and ran track at Cedarville University.
Terry said Nelson’s new social interests and the recent death of her mother may have led to a change in her priorities and that she may be trying to avoid being punished for going AWOL.