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Nicholas Jeffrey Hietpas

Updated: Jan 9, 2022

Nicholas Jeffrey Hietpas and his white German Shepard, Samantha.

Last seen on April 1, 2019

Family and friends reported 22- year-old Nicholas Jeffrey Hietpas missing on April 1, 2019 in Appleton, WI. His white German Shepard named Samantha is also missing.

On April 18, 2019, an ATV rider found Nicholas’s black 2012 Ford Fusion in Doty in the 1.5-million-acre Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, less than a quarter mile off State 64 and Shadow Lake Road.

A tarp and other gear were located outside the car, and Samantha’s dog collar was found about one-half mile away from the vehicle’s location. It was reported that the collar appeared to have been unclasped by someone.

Deputies conducted three searches with dogs but did not locate Nicholas or his dog.

Nicholas may be wearing a black sweatshirt with green lettering, blue jeans, and brown work boots. He has short, brown hair, and a tattoo of two squiggly uppercase letter Ys on the inner left wrist. One of the Ys is right side up and the other is upside down.

Any leads or information should be directed to:

Appleton Police Department

Investigator Chad Riddle



“Three searches conducted in norther Oconto County for missing Appleton man Nicholas Hietpas.” Green Bay Press Gazette. April 25, 2019.

“Sheriff: Visitors to Oconto Co. this weekend could help find missing Appleton man.” Green Bay Press Gazette. May 2, 2019.

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