Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Nigel Jay was reported missing by his family on April 10, but he was last seen in downtown Oakland, a place he frequents, as late as 9 p.m. on April 7. He was last known to be at a tattoo parlor at 19th and Broadway in Oakland. Jay is believed to have hung out at the tattoo parlor and he was friends with the owner.
Jay, who does not own a car, had rented a car the weekend he went missing to drive his sick father to medical appointments.
The car was found parked on Cary Avenue in East Oakland a few days after Jay was last seen. Police said his cellphone and bank account have not been used since April 7.
Jay works as a chef at an Alameda restaurant and is also a paid cook at a homeless shelter in downtown Oakland.
Jay is in good physical condition, and has no history of failing to contact his family or friends. Investigators consider his disappearance suspicious and his longtime girlfriend has offered a $10,000 reward in the case.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Hayward Police Department