North American Missing Persons Network
Kristi Lynn Nikle

Above Image: Nikle, circa 1996

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 2, 1996 from Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, North Dakota
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 8, 1976
  • Age: 19
  • Height: 5'3"
  • Weight: 101 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Medical Conditions: Mild mental disability.
  • DNA: Available
  • Case Number: 96-03244

  • Details of Disappearance
    Nikle was last seen by her family in Grand Forks, North Dakota on October 2, 1996. A family friend reported a brief sighting of her a couple of days later. On October 10, 1996, her father contacted local law enforcement authorities in Grand Forks to report Nikle missing. An extensive investigation was conducted but her whereabouts remain unknown.

    A former North Dakota man has been named a person of interest in Nikle's disappearance. He was convicted of kidnapping and shooting a mentally handicapped woman in Montana in 2003. The suspect is serving a 75-year prison sentence.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    (612) 376-3200
    Grand Forks Police Department

    Source Information
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Grand Forks Sheriff