Case Update: Public's Assistance Requested in Missing Persons Investigation

CMPD Public Affairs

Charlotte, N.C. – (Friday, December 23, 2022) – Vaniah Nichols returned home last night safely and is with her family.


Charlotte, N.C. – (Thursday, December 22, 2022) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are requesting the public's assistance in locating 15-year-old Vaniah Nichols.


Nichols was last seen at Target at 8120 University Boulevard, Charlotte, NC.


Based on Nichols' history and mental health, her family is concerned for her well-being.


Nichols was last seen wearing a purple and brown striped long sleeve shirt, and dark brown sweatpants.


Anyone with information on Nichols' whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately. 

For additional information, please refer to the report 20221214-1742-01.

Missing Person Information:

Vaniah Nichols

Black, Female, DOB: 03/17/2007, Age: 15

Height: 5'05" Weight: 130 pounds

Hair: Black    Eyes: Brown

Last Known Location: Target 8120 University Blvd

Clothing Description: Purple and brown long-sleeve shirt and dark brown sweatpants.