Family members and friends are expected to participate in a 24-hour prayer vigil Friday and Saturday in Rock Hill for a woman who disappeared from her Cabarrus County workplace one year ago.
Crystal Morrison, a 31-year-old mother, was last seen walking away from her job shortly after noon last Aug. 23 at Connextions Recruiting on Corporate Drive near Kannapolis.
The prayer vigil begins at noon Friday with Mass at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 1698 Bird Street, in Rock Hill.
The vigil will end at noon Saturday, with a final prayer and special service in front of the church.
The vigil is taking place at the church that Morrison attended as a child.
“Having our community come together to join us in prayer means the world to my family, as we have a great faith we will find my daughter,” said Rick Morrison, the missing woman’s father.
A friend was borrowing Morrison’s car last Aug. 23, and she called a family member shortly after noon, saying she wasn’t feeling well and needed a ride home.
But before someone from the family arrived, Morrison left her workplace on foot. That was shortly before 12:45 p.m.
Her family hasn’t seen her since.
A number of searches have been conducted since then, and family members have offered a cash reward for information in the case. The prayer vigil will be sponsored by the Cue Center for Missing Persons, which has become involved in the search for the missing woman.
“Something happened, and I was overwhelmed with the feeling something was really wrong, right from the start,” said Morrison’s sister, Mechelle Carey. “My sister would have never left with no word to anyone, especially her young son.”
Morrison is described as 5 feet 3 and 100 pounds, with blond-red hair and blue eyes. She has a tattoo with her son’s name, Kyson, on her back. She was wearing black pants and black heels, wore contacts, and had dentures.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Concord police, 704-920-5000, or the Cue Center for Missing Persons’ 24-hour line, 910-232-1687.
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