FRANKLIN, TENN — Franklin Police Detectives are assisting New York State Police, who are in Franklin conducting an investigation into the disappearance of a New York teen. Nieko Lisi left Jasper, NY on September 30, 2011. ‘
He dropped off a friend in Romulus, Michigan, before arriving on Flintlock Drive in Franklin on October 1, 2011; he was 18. Nieko, and the grey 2004 GMC Canyon truck he was driving, has not been seen since. The license plate last on that truck was New York EGY 7316.
Nieko’s mobile phone stopped communicating with a Franklin cell tower at 4:08 pm, October 1, 2011. New York State Police Investigators suspect foul play.
Members of the New York State Police Violent Crime Investigation Team have been in Franklin since Monday, following several leads. Detectives from Franklin and New York are committed to finding out what happened to Nieko Lisi, and will continue with a very deliberate investigation, which now centers on Franklin.
The Lisi family is offering a $2,500 reward. Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering an additional reward of up to $1,000 for information in this case.