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Dead Inmate And Convicted Child Predator Now Person Of Interest In 1995 Disappearance Of 6-Year-Old Girl

The FBI is seeking out information on Billy Jack Lincks, who died in prison while serving time for sexually abusing a child, in connection with the vanishing of Morgan Nick.


By Gina Tron
Morgan Nick Fbi

The FBI is seeking out information about a dead inmate who they have recently linked to a decades-old vanishing of a 6-year-old girl.

Morgan Nick vanished in June of 1995 while at a little league game in Alma, Arkansas. Somebody grabbed her "from a parking lot area near the Wofford baseball field,” the FBI stated in a Tuesday press release.

“The person responsible for taking Morgan has never been identified,” the FBI stated.

However, they state that now “law enforcement may be closer than ever to identifying this person.”

Authorities have tied Billy Jack Lincks, who died in prison in 2000, to the case. At the time of his death, Lincks was serving a sentence for a 1996 conviction for sexual indecency with a child, the Associated Press reports. Now officials believe he could have something to do with Nick’s vanishing. He’s being investigated as a person of interest in the case.

“Approximately two months after Morgan’s 1995 disappearance, Lincks attempted to abduct a young girl in Van Buren at a location eight miles from the Wofford baseball field where Morgan was last seen,” the press release states.

The FBI wants information from anyone who knew Lincks in any capacity. 

“Whether it was through school, work, church, or any social activity, we need information about Lincks and details about his entire life,” they stated, adding that “every piece of information about Lincks’ life is important—no detail is too small or insignificant.”

Lincks was raised in Crawford County, Arkansas and grew up to serve in the Army during World War II. Following his service, he returned to Van Buren, Arkansas. He worked at Braniff Airlines in Dallas, Texas from 1962 until 1974.

Anyone with information about Lincks is urged to contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.