PHOTOS: Missing Cheatham County woman found safe in California
The woman, who has been missing for weeks, was spotted in Redding, California, over the weekend.
ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (WSMV) – A Cheatham County woman who has been missing since early May is safe, the Redding Police Department said Tuesday.
Police said Nikki Alcaraz, 33, was contacted by the Eureka Police Department and found to be safe. The Redding Police Department has been in contact with the Moriarty, New Mexico, Police Department and confirmed Alcaraz was no longer a missing person.
Nikki Alcaraz, 33, was seen on surveillance footage at a Walmart ATM machine in Redding, California, District Attorney General Ray Crouch confirmed. According to her family, Alcaraz has been missing for more than three weeks after going on a trip with her boyfriend. Due to a history of domestic assault, her family believes she’s in danger. Her case has quickly caught national attention.
Crouch said his office got involved with the case at the request of Alcaraz’s family friend but concedes his office does not have jurisdiction outside of Tennessee, so his involvement is limited.
The photos below were provided to Crouch by EcoATM. The photos show a transaction in which Alcaraz sells a cell phone on May 27.
It remains unknown why Alcaraz hasn’t contacted her family. Still, authorities urge anyone with information to contact them.
Alcaraz is about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds.
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