Asia Nicole Martin
Martin, approximately 2005
Date reported missing : 05/27/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 11/05/1985 (35)
Age at the time of disappearance: 19 years old
Height / Weight : 5'1 - 5'2, 120 pounds
Medical conditions : Martin has an unspecified medical condition.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Martin is unable to bend her left pinky finger. Her ears are double-pierced, her navel is pierced and her lower teeth are crooked. Her nickname is Nikkie.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Martin last spoke to her mother at approximately 8:40 p.m. on May 27, 2005 from Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Her roommate stated Martin left their residence at Robinson Place Apartments on Robinson Place to take a walk and never returned. The roommate said Martin was behaving normally prior to her disappearance. She had purchased a bus ticket on May 24 to visit her mother in Denver, Colorado, but she never boarded the bus when it left a week later. She has never been heard from again.
Martin had lived with her father in Slidell, Louisiana for several years during her adolescence and attended Slidell High School. She moved to Mississippi in 2003, midway through her junior year of high school, and graduated from Petal High School. She had been a student at Pearl River Community College, but took a semester off to help her mother, who was ill.
Authorities believe Martin may have left of her own accord, but her loved ones stated it is uncharacteristic of her not to contact them; they fear she is in danger. Her mother has since died, but her father is still alive. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Hattiesburg Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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