Vigil held for missing Hermitage mother

Nikki Burgess
Nikki Burgess has been missing since May 23.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Dozens attended a vigil for a missing Hermitage mother who was last seen more than a week ago.

Nichole “Nikki” Burgess was reported missing by a friend on Sunday, May 25 after she had not spoken to the woman in a few days.

Nikki Burgess
The investigation continues into the disappearance of missing mother Nikki Burgess.

News 2 spoke with Burgess’ son at the vigil, which was held at Cumberland County High School’s football stadium, who said he was “freaking out” when he learned the news.

“[I asked] is she safe? Is my brother safe? Knowing that I wasn’t anywhere near them because I live in Crossville. I was freaking out,” Burgess’ son Tristan Ketchum said.

Burgess’ boyfriend, Jay Henry, told investigators the last time he spoke with the 36-year-old woman she was getting ready to head to Sparta and Crossville.

Burgess is from the area and was traveling there to be with family and close friends, including Henry, who lives there.

Burgess’ purse was found in her car in the driveway of her Oak Vale Driver home on May 23. Her two dogs appeared to have been left alone in the home for several days.

Police previously said they believe foul play could be associated with Burgess’ disappearance.

Burgess is five feet, one inch tall and weighs 126 pounds.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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