Name: Clinton Devon Nelson
Age: 21 years old
Last seen: September 1, 2006
Location: Princeton, Louisiana
Status: Still Missing
Disappeared: Season 5 Episode 9 “Into the Bayou”
21-year-old Clinton Nelson was last seen in Princeton, Louisiana on September 1, 2006. He disappeared from a friend’s home while attending a party over Labor Day weekend.
Clinton Devon Nelson was born on August 9, 1985 in Nebraska to parents Carolyn Johnson and Jeffrey Mason. His parents divorced when he was small, and he grew up with his mother in Spearfish, South Dakota.
Around March 2006, Nelson moved to Princeton, Louisiana, to be closer to his biological father and the other side of his family. He started working a job on an oil rig near Tyler, Texas and stayed with his father in Haughton.
Nelson was recovering from a work injury about a week before his disappearance. He had a fractured collar bone, two broken ribs, and his arm was in a sling.
Nelson had issues related to substance abuse and had served time in South Dakota State Penitentiary. In August 2006 Nelson was arrested and charged with drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
His next court appearance was set for November 17, 2006, and warrants for his arrest were later issued when he failed to show up.
On September 1, 2006, Nelson was dropped off by his father at a friend’s residence for a party over Labor Day weekend, in the 800 block of Ward Lane and Highway 80 in Princeton, Louisiana.
Nelson was last seen stepping out onto the porch to smoke a cigarette at approximately 8:30 pm. He never returned home and has not been seen again.
The last activity on his cell phone was a brief conversation between Nelson and his father. He reportedly said that he had seen police lights in the area and thought police were chasing him.
There hasn’t been any activity on his phone since he went missing. Nelson was said to have $2,300 in cash on him that night. He had no credit cards and no transportation.
Witnesses who were at the house party that night reported that drugs were present. It’s unknown whether Nelson used any drugs at the party.
Police found no evidence, means or motive for foul play in Clinton Nelson’s disappearance. His son was born six weeks after he went missing and he is being raised by Nelson’s mother.
A $25,000 reward is being offered by his family for information on Nelson’s whereabouts and for information of those responsible for his disappearance.
The circumstances of Clinton Nelson’s disappearance remain unclear and his case is currently classified as missing. His case remains unsolved.
Caucasian male born on August 9, 1985. Nelson has blond hair and blue eyes. He is 6’1” tall and weighs 160 pounds.
Distinctive Physical Features:
He wears eyeglasses with round silver wire frames. He has faint dog bite scars over his right eyebrow and eyelid, the corner of his right eye, his right temple and his lower jawline, and a scar from recent stitches on his collarbone.
Clothing and accessories:
Clinton was last seen wearing a black ECKO t-shirt, blue jeans, a black knit cap, new red and white DC sneakers with red trim, a new black leather belt and white anklet socks with gray bottoms. He was carrying a wallet and cellular flip-phone.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Clinton Nelson please contact the Bossier Sheriff’s Office at (318) 965-2203 or Bossier Crime Stoppers at (318) 424-4100.
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News & Media Links
What happened to Clinton Nelson? 8 years later, family still searching – KSLA 05/15
Bossier Cold Case: Search Continues for Clinton Nelson – KEEL 05/15
Search for answers in disappearance continues 10 years later – Shreveport Times 09/16
Despite No Leads, Clinton Nelson’s Mother Will “Never Give Up” – NBC News 03/17
BSO still seeking answers in 12-year-old missing person case – Bossier Press Tribune 08/18
12 years later: Bossier police, family still searching for missing man – Shreveport Times 09/18
Investigation of missing Bossier man continues after 12 years – KLSA 09/18
Long-missing man’s mom: The uncertainty never gets easier – Washington Times 09/18
Louisiana missing person case offers $100K reward – Shreveport Times 09/18
Long-missing man’s mom: The uncertainty never gets easier – WBRZ 09/18
Woman returns to ArkLaTex to search for missing son – KSLA 07/19
‘Let me bring my boy home’: 13-year search continues for missing Haughton man – Shreveport Times 08/19
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