A Columbus police report said Nelson’s father reported on Nov. 5 that Nelson had been missing for a few weeks. “The victim hasn’t even spoken to the complainant or other family members since 10/26/2021. The victim is also AWOL (absent without leave) from the army and they are contacting the complainant as well.”
Nelson, 26, enlisted in September 2020, the Guard said. She completed Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, for military religious affairs specialist. Her unit is Company G in the Recruit Sustainment Program, and Company G is based in Dayton.
Nelson is a graduate of Cedarville University, said Mark Weinstein, a spokesman for the university. She graduated in 2017 with a B.S. degree in exercise science.
“If she is still missing, I hope she is found safely very soon,” Weinstein said.
A poster on Instagram said Nelson attended Xenia Christian High School, now Legacy Christian Academy.