Source: Melanie YingstPiqua P.D. searches Troy home for missing Piqua woman. Nikki Forrest was last seen at the home in 2010.
MIAMI COUNTY — The Piqua Police Department, with help from Troy Police and Miami County Sheriff’s Office officials, closed the search of a Troy home for evidence related to a Piqua woman missing since 2010 late afternoon on Tuesday.
Officials from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Cold Case unit assisted in the search for evidence relating to the disappearance of Nikki Lyn Forrest, 19, of Piqua, who was reported missing on Oct. 1, 2010.
A few items were recovered from the excavation of the backyard of the home as well as the garage area, according to Chief Deputy Marty Grove. Grove said those items will be examined at the Montgomery County Crime Lab for analysis. It may be several months before results will be available.
“There wasn’t anything significant that was located today, but then again it wasn’t a typical day in our investigation. But this cultivated in a lot of man hours that led us here today — it was one of those things that we had to get done — do a complete thorough job to ensure any evidence that was here was located,” said Deputy Grove late Tuesday.
The owners of the home gave permission to have the property examined by a cadaver dog. Officials were using hand picks, digging the yard up by hand on Tuesday afternoon.
Forrest was last seen at the home in the 1400 block of Croydon Road by an ex-boyfriend. The ex-boyfriend was initially cooperative in the early stages of the incident, but is no longer cooperating with local law enforcement officials, according to Grove. The ex-boyfriend owned the residence until the property was foreclosed on and sold at sheriff’s auction in 2012.
Grove said Forrest’s family members were notified of the investigation at the Troy home.
According to the missing person’s report, Forrest was approximately five months pregnant at the time of her disappearance. A bag of her medication was located on Eldean Road and turned in to the Piqua Kroger. The bag of medication included a blood-thinner called Heprin, which Forrest had to inject twice a day to treat her high-risk pregnancy. Grove said the people who turned in the medication never identified themselves and the department is still seeking their information at this time.
According to the person of interest who last saw Forrest at the 1400 block of Croydon Road on Sept. 25, 2010, Forrest was allegedly picked up by another male in a dark blue sedan, possibly a Grand Prix, at the home. Grove said the case went cold weeks later.
She allegedly made comments that she was tired of living in Ohio and wanted to move to Washington State.
If you or anyone you know has any information about Nikki Forrest and events surrounding her disappearance, contact the Piqua Police Department at (937) 778-2027.
Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling (937) 615-TIPS (8477) or by visiting piquaoh.org/city-departments/police-department/submit-a-tip/ for more information.
To submit an anonymous tip through text messaging, type the keyword PIQUAPD and the message, then send it to 274637.