Updated 09/10/2012 07:48 AM
Family holds candlelight prayer service for missing Concord woman
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CONCORD--Police are still searching for a Concord woman who disappeared about two weeks ago. Family members said the case is now being classified as "suspicious." Friends and family gathered for a candlelight prayer service on Sunday night.
Crystal Morrison, 31, has been missing since Aug. 23. She is the mother of an 8-year-old son, which for her sister, Mechelle, is the hardest part.
“Protecting him and trying to keep his spirit up while trying to fight to find her has definitely been the hardest part,” said Mechelle Carey.
"She would never leave Kyson. Her son is her life so just to know that she's not here, I can't call her and just say, 'hey what are you doing,'” said Tammy Bivone.
But Sunday, a community banned together to pray for the woman they said just vanished. Family members said she was last seen walking near Highway 73 and International Drive, after leaving work at about noon that day.
“Everybody is just looking for answers, trying to figure out what happened to her. Where did she go? She had a ride coming to get her. We all just want her home," said Lori Sellers.
Some loved ones said they're consumed with anxiety and believe she may have been forced into a car with someone. But they are focused and determined to find her. They said giving up is not an option.
"These events, the community around the Charlotte area, is what has kept us so hopeful and we do we go to sleep every night and we believe that she is out there and that someone knows something and can reunite a son with his mother," said Carey.
If you have any information regarding Morrison's whereabouts, you're asked to call the Concord Police Department at (704) 920-5000.