West Columbia Police Department requests assistance to find runaway teen

The West Columbia Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a runaway teenager. Nazareth Nicole Sanchez-Peralta was last seen on March 30, 2021, at her place of employment on Airport Boulevard in West Columbia and has since been reported as a runaway.

Nicole Sanchez-Peralta

Ms. Peralta is a sixteen-year-old Hispanic female who is five foot two inches tall and weighs 92 pounds.  She has brown hair and brown eyes.  Ms. Peralta has been in contact with friends throughout the time that she has been reported as a runaway, but her whereabouts have remained unknown and she is refusing to come home. Ms. Peralta has been known to frequent the Cayce and West Columbia areas.

The West Columbia Police Department requests that anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ms. Peralta contact the West Columbia Police Department at (803) 794-0721 or contact Crime Stoppers of the Midlands at or submit a tip through the P3 Tips app.

For additional information contact Assistant Chief Scott Morrison at (803) 939-3187.