Family Searching for Missing Man in Milwaukee

Nick Wilcox, 24, disappeared early New Year's Day in downtown MIlwaukee while out with his girlfriend.

Family and friends are searching for a 24-year-old man who disappeared while out with his girlfriend ringing in the New Year in downtown Milwaukee.

Nick Wilcox was last seen between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Tuesday outside the Irish Rec Room on Old World Third Street in downtown Milwaukee. Wilcox is 6-feet 2-inches tall and about 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark grey shirt, dark jeans and black shoes. If anyone has information about his whereabouts, they are asked to call the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-935-7403.

Wilcox’s girlfriend told Fox 6 Wilcox was seen by a bouncer leaving the bar with a man in a red shirt. Family and friends have been searching along the nearby river for Wilcox.

Peter J G Chiconas January 02, 2013 at 06:16 PM
This is very depressing to see, I like to think Milwaukee is a safe and kind place but I have to remember how dangerous it can be.
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) January 02, 2013 at 07:22 PM
Milwaukee River. Done.
Sarah Millard (Editor) January 02, 2013 at 09:15 PM
Nuitari, Just a thought - this is someone's son, brother, boyfriend, friend. It's important to remember that they are going through a family's worst nightmare. I lost three young friends in the past 7 months. I am just thankful the families that lost their children to car accidents and to cancer didn't have to see a comment that leaves no hope.
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) January 03, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Sorry, I should but tend not to have much sympathy when it involves a night at the bar, especially downtown or up in Eau Claire. Too bad of a track record with alcohol and bodies of water nearby. Let's hope I'm wrong.
Irish Guy 53213 January 03, 2013 at 12:53 AM
Didn't this same thing happen last New Years Eve?
Alol January 03, 2013 at 02:22 AM
Last St. Patrick's Day Thomas Hecht went missing after a pub crawl and was later found in the Milwaukee river.
anonymous January 03, 2013 at 03:51 PM
google smiley face serial killer...there is a history of young men going missing in the midwest and ending up found in a river or lake. I hope this isn't the case but this is the first thing I thought of. And yes, this did happen last year.
Mrs. Evenson January 03, 2013 at 06:37 PM
Pray for the family.
Vigilante January 04, 2013 at 04:17 PM
Nutri you don't do bars because guys like you i send home with a fat lip!
Sasha Tashoff January 04, 2013 at 06:21 PM
For those of you who are being negative, how would you like it to be one of your family members. No matter what the situation is, it is sad and we should be praying for him and his family.Like many of us,at some time in our lives have been drunk and stupid,were just lucky we came out of it safe!!! My prayers are with him and his family.
Becky January 05, 2013 at 01:11 PM
Steve, please note that this has nothing to do with politics. It has everything to do with human beings respecting and supporting one another. I pray that the family, girlfriend, and friends find him alive and well. I pray for their strength in the most horrible of times.
A WFB Resident January 05, 2013 at 03:50 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/05/21/smiley.face.killer/index.html This is the 3rd in the Milwaukee Area. St. Patrick's Day and then the two young men over the Holiday Break - Cedarburg and Milwaukee.
kiii January 06, 2013 at 05:18 AM
I just dont understand how a girlfriend just leaves her bf get kicked out of the bar and not check to see if hes okay until 4am. That speaks volumes on how she really cared about him, especially his friends. My prays to his family. I really hope they find him safe and sound.
marie21 January 09, 2013 at 09:16 PM
Kiii, there are certain things that can happen within a night of drinking, clearly she didn't know this would happen so don't sit here and put blame on her. How dare you. Do you not think she feels terrible already?! People like you really piss me off to even question how much she cares about him.
Katie40O January 13, 2013 at 07:56 PM
Kiki, I agree. I cannot even fathom what would possess someone to let their partner/friend be kicked out of a bar and not go with them!
Ben January 13, 2013 at 08:56 PM
Katie and Kii, this is not a time to pass judgement! Very easy and ignorant thing to say. You two must be perfect in all aspects of life. I'm sure the victims girlfriend is struggling every second of every day, although she did NOTHING wrong. I hope that something is solved and the true story comes out. This happens too often and needs to end!
john segundus March 09, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Katie isn't passing judgement--i agree with what she says. but you are correct as well, Ben (and hypocritical as well, considering that you passed judgement on katie and kii, calling them ignorant and belittling their words). God Bless this missing man and his family. :(


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