Missing Person from 2016

SHADY COVE, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) detectives are hoping someone

will come forward with information that will help them find a woman who disappeared two years

ago. Malina Lynn Nickel, 31, was last seen at her Shady Cove home in 2016, just before

Thanksgiving.

Malina was reported missing by her mother on November 28, 2016. Family members told

deputies they found Malina's car, a white 2002 Ford Escape, abandoned near the Trail post office

on Friday, November 25. A witness reported seeing a male walking away from Malina's vehicle

and getting a ride to a gas station in Shady Cove on the night of November 23. The male has not

yet been positively identified.

Malina is a mother to two children and family members say she wouldn’t have just left them

behind. Malina's personal belongings were found in her residence and she had made no mention

of leaving the area.

In the last two years, detectives have followed up on numerous tips, interviewed witnesses, and

worked with JCSO search and rescue teams to search many locations. At this time, all leads

received have been investigated. The process has proved challenging as most tips have turned out

to be based on speculation or rumors.

If you have any information on this case, please call or text Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon

at 1-800-850-0580 and refer to case number KTVL 11-27-18.

Depending on the case and information given, Rogue Credit Union will pay up to $1,000 in

reward money for information leading to an arrest and filing of charges.

Additional Department Information

Police Department Contacts

219 S. Ivy
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 774-2250
Fax: (541) 774-2570
Email:

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