The family of Nikki Alcaraz, a 33-year-old woman also known as Nikki Cunningham, is frantically searching for her, deeply concerned for her safety. The unusual absence of calls or texts from Nikki, who regularly contacts her family daily, has raised alarm bells.
Nikki was last seen on May 6 at a Super 8 motel in Moriarty, New Mexico, accompanied by her boyfriend, Steven Tyler Stratton. Their intended destination was Orange County, California, to visit loved ones, but they never arrived. Nikki’s two children were not on the trip with them.
According to Nikki’s brother, Josh Alcaraz, an incident occurred during the journey in New Mexico. He revealed that Nikki had been subjected to physical abuse, resulting in a traumatic brain injury and a broken hand or wrist. Concerningly, after a friend arrived to assist Nikki, she embarked on a mission to find Tyler and has not been heard from since.
The family is deeply worried about Nikki’s well-being, particularly as they contemplate scenarios where the vehicle she was in may have encountered trouble in the desert or veered off the road. They implore the public to remain vigilant and report any sightings of Nikki, Tyler, or their black 2013 Jeep Wrangler with Tennessee license plates and a ‘Mama Tried’ bumper sticker to the authorities.
This distressing situation compounds a challenging year for the Alcaraz family, having recently experienced the loss of their sister and grandfather. Amidst their heartache, they cling to hope while urging everyone to promptly contact the police with any information that could aid in locating Nikki and ensuring her safety.