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Vigil held for missing Concord woman on anniversary of disappearance

ROCK HILL, S.C. — It's been exactly a year since a Concord mother was last seen leaving work. On Friday, the family of Crystal Morrison hosted a 24-hour prayer vigil with hopes to get answers and find peace.

Family members decided to hold the vigil at Saint Anne's Catholic Church in Rock Hill because its where Morrison grew up and went to church. It's a place where people gather to pray, but for Morrison's family, Saint Anne's Catholic Church is that and more; a symbol of her home, and of hope

"This is her home. And when you have a home, this is where you start all over again. And no matter what, Crystal always came home," said her father, Rick Morrison.

It's been exactly a year since Crystal Morrison vanished from work at a recruiting firm in Concord.

According to family members, she wasn't feeling well and told managers she would leave for the day and hasn't been seen since. The family hired a private investigator and even offered a cash reward but still there have been no new leads or information about what happened to Crystal.

"We have basically hit a brick wall every time and it just (baffles) me that nobody saw Crystal," said her dad.

The family has teamed with the CUE Center for Missing Persons to host the vigil. Crystal's sister Mechelle Carey said a tattoo she got on her foot serves as her symbol of hope. It's reminder to pray for Crystal on the day and time she disappeared.

"Every Thursday at 12:41, I say a prayer, wherever I am," Carey said.

Concord police said Crystal Morrison is missing under suspicious circumstanced. Family members said they believe someone knows about what happened to Crystal.

"Please come forward, someone. That's all I'm asking. We just need her back," said Rick Morrison.

The prayer vigil will continue until noon Saturday. The public is encouraged to attend.

More than 320 people signed up for the prayer vigil online. Crystal turned 32 in May. Her son is 9 years old.

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