Are you a legal professional? Visit our professional site

Nick Stahl Missing: 'Terminator 3' Actor May Have Frequented Skid Row

Article Placeholder Image
By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. on May 17, 2012 1:15 PM

Is Terminator 3 actor Nick Stahl missing? His wife, Rose Murphy, thinks so.

The Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that Murphy filed a missing person report on Monday. She last saw the 32-year-old actor on May 9. That's nearly five days before she filed the report.

It's unclear why she waited so long, as there is no waiting period to file a missing person report.

Yes, contrary to popular belief, there is no 24 or 48 hour waiting period -- even for an adult. Federal law prohibits the imposition of a waiting period. However, this doesn't mean police have to become actively involved when an adult disappears.

Disappearing is not a crime, so unless there is some evidence of foul play, there's not much officers can or will do. If the missing adult has medical problems or may be involved in a dangerous situation, the local police department will also launch a search.

The missing Nick Stahl seems to fit this latter situation, as the LAPD has actively begun searching. The actor may have been a recent Skid Row visitor, according to TMZ sources. Murphy expressed concern in February that Stahl has been using drugs.

Though, that concern happened to be expressed in court papers -- the couple is still married but is locked in a custody battle over their 2-year-old daughter.

At this juncture, no one knows whether Nick Stahl is missing or just chose to disappear. Not a lot is certain at this point. But given the high-profile nature of the search, we should know pretty soon.

Related Resources: