CONCORD -- Friends and family members of a 31-year-old Concord mother who has been missing for more than two weeks gathered Sunday night at a church for a prayer vigil.
Concord police say Crystal Morrison Prentice left her customer service job late on the morning of Aug. 23 and hasn’t been seen since. Friends say she left Connextions Recruiting, on Corporate Drive, sometime between 10:30 a.m. and noon, after calling her ex-husband’s grandfather to come pick her up.
Concord police and friends have searched several times for Prentice, with police using K-9 dog search units three times. Investigators also have checked phone records at Connextions and have looked at surveillance video from security cameras in the area.
Police say they have no clues as to what happened.
Prentice’s sister, Mechelle Carey, said the missing woman didn’t tell her boss or co-workers where she was going, which they say was unusual for her. She didn’t have her cell phone, and she had let a friend borrow her car to go pay her phone bill.
“We lose all contact with her, including sightings, after that,” Carey told NewsChannel 36, the Observer’s news partner. “We’re shocked.”
Friends and family members say Prentice was close to her 8-year-old son, Kyson, and they say she wouldn’t have walked away. Kyson was being watched that day by her ex-husband’s grandparents.
During Sunday night’s vigil, friends say they won’t stop looking. About 100 friends searched the area off Corporate Drive on Saturday.
“Every day for two weeks, we’ve done this,” friend Lacey Castro said. “No one has stopped. We just want to find her.”
Prentice is 5 feet 5 and 100 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. She suffers from asthma and takes medication for that condition.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Concord police, at 704-920-5580.