Father of Missing Katy Teen Urges Community to Help Find Her


September 13, 2019

By Jennifer Miko

Katy teen Hailey Nickerson has been missing since Tuesday, September 10. The 16-year-old’s father has taken to social media asking for help finding her and getting her home safely.

This morning, in a live social media video, Chris Nickerson recounted the story of his daughter’s disappearance and asked the community to help him locate her. Watch the video here.

Chris Nickerson describes their father-daughter relationship: “We talk, we’re close, I’m not a perfect dad, but she gets love and compassion from me nonstop at home. She’s a typical teenager - hates school and doesn’t clean her room.”

He admitted Hailey wanted to date a boy named “Trey” who attended Taylor High School with her. He told Hailey she could only see him at school, but later found out that she was sneaking around with him.

“I was adamant that she wasn’t going to date this boy, I knew that he was bad, bad news.”

Nickerson Shares Timeline

Around 9:00 am on September 10, Chris Nickerson got a call from Trey’s mother saying her son was missing, and that their kids had had a fight the night before. The boy’s mother found inappropriate text messages on his iPad and pictures Chris Nickerson described as “not super-graphic, but not OK.”

That same day, Hailey left school at 12:39 pm and walked to meet Trey somewhere. Then she reported to work at the Kentucky Fried Chicken on Mason Road to start her shift at 4:00 pm. Chris Nickerson talked to Hailey and the manager there and told them she wasn’t allowed to leave the premises. He took her phone at that point.

“A fatal mistake on my part, I regret it now,” says Chris Nickerson.

He told Hailey he’d be back at the restaurant at 10:00 pm. But when he arrived, he was told Hailey left at 8:00 pm for break and never came back. Hailey left her backpack and the only change of clothes available to her at that time. She was wearing black pants, black sneakers and a black polo KFC uniform shirt.

Chris Nickerson found out that another young man picked up Hailey and Trey from the KFC and took them to Sonic on Mason Road.