Reward offered in case of Nicole Marranca, missing from Ithaca since August

Nicole Marranca may have last been seen in Ithaca about four months ago, but her family hasn’t given up on finding the missing woman. Just days after her 28th birthday, a $500 reward was announced, for tips that result in finding Nicole.

Nicole Marranca has been missing since August.

The Ithaca Police Department reached out to the public for help in early September, just over a week after receiving a missing person report. At the time, IPD said they had “exhausted all leads in this case and are requesting assistance from the public,” according to a statement.

Police say the family of Nicole Dawn Marranca filed the missing person report “after they had not spoken with her in several days,” so Marranca may not have been heard from in at least two weeks by that point. She may have last been seen in Ithaca around August 17th or 18th, police said in a statement.

Photo of Nicole Marranca provided by IPD in September.

Marranca is 5 feet four inches in height and weighs about 120 pounds, with dark blonde hair, blue eyes, a small to medium build, and a red, white, and blue Grateful Dead skull tattoo on her back. She also goes by “CJ.”

According to the Find Nicole Marranca page on Facebook, she was last seen at the Economy Inn on Elmira Road in Ithaca, and “may have left with a Caucasian male in a black pickup truck.”

The $500 reward will be granted “if the tip leads to her being found/brought back to her family,” according to the Facebook page. “Tips that do not lead to bringing police to Nicole will not be granted any funds.”

If you have any information that could assist in the search, contact IPD through police dispatch at 607-272-3245, the administration line at 607-272-9973, the IPD Tipline at 607-330-0000, or the anonymous online tip form.

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