Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Nelson was last seen leaving a house party at 800 Ward Lane, near Highway 80 in Princeton, Louisiana at roughly 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, 2006. Clinton called his mother's cousin for a ride home. She could not pick him up at the time, so he told his friends he was going to walk home. Some friends said that he took off running, some say he got into a car and left with someone else. He never showed up.
Nelsonís father, Jeff Mason, said he spoke with his son over the phone at about the time he was last seen and reported that Clinton told him he thought the police were chasing him. That was the last call on Nelsonís cellphone records,
He had a $2000 paycheck sitting at home which he knew was there but he did not pick it up. He has always stayed in touch with friends and/or family at least every couple of days. No one has been able to verify talking to or seeing him since September 1, 2006.
Clinton had moved from Spearfish, South Dakota to to Bossier Parish in Northern Louisiana in the summer of 2006 to work on an oil rig and live with his father and
step-mother. He had only been in Louisiana for 3 months when he disappeared.
Nelson showed no signs of depression, according to those who knew him at the time.
He had a job, and he had a girlfriend who was pregnant with his son, born a month and a half after Nelsonís disappearance.
Clinton has no known enemies. No arrests have been made in relation to his disappearance. There are multiple plausible theories on what happened the night of Friday, Sept. 1, 2006. The only thing law enforcement officials working the case have concluded resolutely is that foul play was probably at hand.
Witnesses who were at the house party that night reported that drugs were present. Itís unknown whether Nelson imbibed any drugs at the party, but one theory holds that 21-year-old overdosed and the person or people who supplied him with those drugs disposed of his remains in order to avoid a lifetime prison sentence.
Another theory holds that Nelson had a large sum of money on him that night and was discussing how much he was making working on a Texas oil rig.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Bossier Parish Sheriff's Department
Detective Randy Towery
The Nelson, Johnson, & Mason Families
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