CONCORD, N.C. -- Concord Police say they have no leads in the case of a missing woman who walked away from work on August 23, and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
Crystal Morrison called a family member from her job at Connextions Recruiting off International Drive in Concord around 12:40 that afternoon and asked for a ride home.
When her ride came, she was already gone and left no trace of where she went. She had let a friend borrow her car that day to go pay her cell phone bill, so she didn’t have her car or her cell phone with her.
“We lose all contact with her including sightings after that,” said her sister Mechelle Carey. “We’re shocked.”
Police have searched the area three times with K-9’s, and dozens of friends have searched too. Detectives have reviewed phone records from Connextions and security cameras from other businesses in the area. Nothing suspicious has turned up.
Carey said Morrison had no reason to leave, and a very important reason to stay – her 8-year-old son, Kyson.
“That’s who she lives for, and she's never ever been out of contact with him for even 24 hours,” said Carey, “so to be going on 17 days is shocking in a lot of different ways.”
Sunday night, friends and family gathered at Crossroads Church in Concord to pray for her safe return.
“At this point we're all just praying that she’s out there and she sees us and that she knows we're trying to get to her wherever she is,” said her friend Lacey Castro. “And we're not going to stop.”
“We go to sleep every night knowing she's out there and she is safe,” Carey told the crowd. They’re not giving up hope.
“Every day for two weeks we've done this,” said Castro. “No one has stopped. We just want to find her.”
Anyone who may have seen her on International Drive that day – a Thursday – can call Concord Police at 704-920-5580, or Cabarrus Crimestoppers at 704-93-CRIME.