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Reward offered -- for 10 days -- in case of missing Concord mom

The father of a Concord mother who disappeared last August is offering a $10,000 reward for information helping solve his daughter’s missing-person case.

Rick Morrison is joining with the CUE Center for Missing Persons in an effort to find Crystal Morrison.

The reward is being offered during a 10-day period that started at noon Friday and ends at midnight May 13. The reward will be paid upon discovery of Crystal Morrison, her father says.

Crystal Morrison, 31, a single mother of one child, was last seen leaving her job at midday Aug. 23, 2012, at Connextions Recruiting. Witnesses reported seeing her walking on International Drive, then turning onto N.C. 73, headed toward U.S. 29. She was not seen again.

Concord police conducted several searches, and in January, her family joined with the Wilmington-based CUE Center on a search that included men on horseback in the Cabarrus County area where she was last seen. But no trace of Morrison has been found.

Police say her cell phone and bank card were not used after she disappeared.

Rick Morrison said the reward is being offered now because Sunday is his daughter’s 32nd birthday -- and because Mothers Day is a week away.

“I think of my daughter every day -- however, the special occasions bring a reminder and reality of her absence,” Morrison said. “It makes all of this even more difficult.”

CUE founder Monica Caison said her organization “does not give up.”

“We are here for the long haul,” Caison added. “We will continue to support the family and assist in search efforts with law officials for Crystal Morrison.”

People with information can remain anonymous and are encouraged to contact Concord police, 704-920-5000. They also can contact the CUE Center, which has a 24-hour line, 910-232-1687.

“We need a resolution to this nightmare,” Rick Morrison said.

Crystal Morrison is a white female, 5 feet 3 and 100 pounds, with blondish-red hair and blue eyes. She has a tattoo on the back of her neck (“Kyson”) and one on her lower back (a design swirl). She wears contacts and dentures. She was last seen wearing black slacks and black heels.

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