The Doe Network:
Case File 201DFPA

1 2 2 Age-Progression
Left: Bryner, circa 1982; Right: Age-progressed to age 26 (circa 2005)

Nicole Lynn Bryner
Missing since March 11, 1982 from Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: February 20, 1979
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 3 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 2'6; 35 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Nicole Bryner's mother told police her daughter was abducted March 9, 1982 at a Giant Eagle in the South Side.
An extensive search provided few clues as to her whereabouts. Four years later, the mother's then-boyfriend allegedly confessed he had punched Bryner and accidentally killed her. Police never found the body he allegedly buried in a wooded area along Timberland Road in Brookline. Charges were never brought against the suspect, despite the alleged confession he made while serving time on burglary charges.
Three years later the boyfriend was arraigned on a homicide charge, accused once again in Bryner's death. He said he placed Nicole's body in a plastic bag the next day and drove to a wooded section of Brookline, where they buried her body. No body was found in the supposed burial area and the charges were dropped.
Nicole has never been found.

If you have any information concerning Bryner's whereabouts, please contact:
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
Email Form

All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis.

NCMEC #: NCMC600499

NCIC Number:

Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information: The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
The Pittsburg

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