A woman from Tennessee is reportedly missing after going on a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend.
According to multiple news outlets, a woman named Nikki Alcaraz (also known as Nikki Cunningham) has reportedly disappeared during a road trip with her boyfriend, Steven Tyler Stratton.
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Nikki is presumed to have gone missing between May 4th and May 8th. She last had contact with her family on May 8th via text.
Steven and Nikki were driving from Nashville to California in her 2013 black Jeep Wrangler. The couple got into a public fight in New Mexico. Law enforcement officials were called to the scene; however, no one arrests were made.
Police took photos of Nikki badly bruised on her eye and arm.
According to the incident report obtained by The U.S. Sun, a bystander called 911 to report the alleged couple’s quarrel, during which a woman could be heard screaming in the background.
Nikki Alcaraz Went Missing On A Road Trip With Boyfriend
The caller claimed that they saw Steven punch Nikki in the face. The responding officer noted that there were red marks on the woman’s face and fingerprint marks on her arms.
Nikki also told the deputy that she had bruising on her chest and back, the report stated. She went on to explain how they dropped a friend off in Amarillo, TX. and bought a bottle of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey.
Nikki & Steven Were Drinking Whiskey Before Domestic Fight
Steven and Nikki proceeded to drink the alcoholic beverage and that’s when Nikki claims her boyfriend “hit her for no reason.”
He claims it was Nikki who swung first and hit him “for no reason” and continued to hit him in the car.
It was noted on the incident report that the man [Steven] had blood coming from his nose and mouth.
Neither Nikki nor Steven wanted to press charges, and authorities said they were each given rides to different places, with the woman being taken to Moriarty, New Mexico.
Law enforcement officials in Northern California have come forward saying that the missing woman was possibly spotted at a Walmart as recent as May 27th.
She was reportedly selling her cellphone at an ecoATM kiosk in the Walmart.
Gabby Was Physically Abused By Brian Laundrie
Her alleged disappearance bares a striking resemblance to Gabby’s disappearance.
The 22-year-old “van life” vlogger was on a cross-country National Parks road trip tour with her fiancé, Laundrie.
Her mother reported her missing on September 11, 2021. Her body was discovered in a Wyoming park on September 19, 2021. Law enforcement officials claim she had been dead for weeks prior to her body being discovered.
Gabby’s autopsy revealed she died from strangulation at the hands of her fiancé. Laundrie admitted to killing his fiancée in a series of journal entries.
The 23-year-old praised his deceased fiancée writing, “I love you more than anything… When I close my eyes I will think of laying on the roof of the van, falling asleep to the sight of a meteor shower at the crystal geyser. I will always love you.”
He then went into the grim details surrounding her death.
“I hear a splash and a scream. I could barely see, I couldn’t find her for a moment, shouted her name. I found her breathing heavily gasping my name, she was freezing cold. We had just came from the blazing hot National Parks in Utah,” he wrote. “The temperature had dropped to freezing and she was soaking wet. I carried her as far as I could down the stream towards the car, stumbling exhausted in shock, when my knees buckled and knew I couldn’t safely carry her. I started a fire and spooned her as close to the heat, she was so thin, had already been freezing for too long. I couldn’t at the time realize that I should’ve started a fire first but I wanted her out of the cold back to the car.”
He explained that after Gabby fell in the water shouldn’t couldn’t tell him what hurt, but she had a small bump on her forehead which grew in size as time went on.
“Her feet hurt. Her wrist hurt but she was freezing, shaking violently, while carrying she continually made sounds of pain, laying next to her she said lapsing between violent shakes, gasping in pain, begging for an end to her pain,” his notebook entry continued. “I ended her life, I thought it was merciful, that it is what she wanted, but I see now all the mistakes I made. I panicked, I was in shock. But from the moment I decided, took away her pain, I knew I couldn’t go on without her.”