ITHACA, N.Y. — Police are still looking for a 27-year-old Ithaca woman who has been missing for nearly two months.

The last confirmed sighting of Nicole Marranca was on Aug. 18 at the Economy Inn, located at 658 Elmira Road in Ithaca, her family said.

Marranca’s step-mother Kelley Marranca said she was told a white male picked Nicole Marranca up from the motel in a black pick up truck and possibly took her to another county. There have been at least two likely false sightings of Nicole Marranca in Ithaca.

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Ithaca Police Officer Jamie Williamson said, “To my knowledge, no,we have no new substantial leads. It’s still an open investigation and we are actively investigating the circumstances that led up to her becoming a missing person.”

Marranca said her step-daughter is dealing with addiction and does both heroin and crack, but it’s not like her to completely vanish from friends and family for so long.

“She has disappeared like all addicts will disappear for a while,” Marranca previously said. “Her inner circle of friends, I would say,  she usually keeps in contact with.”

If you have any information about the current whereabouts of Nicole Marranca please contact the Ithaca
Police Department Investigations Division by the following means:

Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245
Police Administration: 607-272-9973
Drug Tipline: 607-330-0000
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Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.