ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new age progression photo created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children shows what Morgan Nick might look like today, two decades after her abduction from a Little League baseball field in Alma, Arkansas. And for the first time ever, the two children who were with Morgan that day speak out in a new video produced by NCMEC. It's all part of NCMEC's nationwide effort to highlight long-term missing cases.
"The amazing recovery of Jaycee Dugard and the three Cleveland women show us that now, more than ever before, long-term missing children can be recovered safely, even decades after their disappearance," said Linda Krieg, NCMEC acting CEO. "Along with Morgan's family, we'll never stop hoping for her safe return and searching for answers."
In recent years, NCMEC says more than 40 children have been recovered after being missing for more than 20 years.
At 10:45 p.m. on June 9, 1995 in Alma, Arkansas, 6-year-old Morgan Nick was abducted from a Little League baseball game by an unidentified man. She was attending the game with her mother and had joined some friends to catch fireflies. Morgan was last seen standing near her mother's car where she had stopped to empty sand from her shoes.
Another new element in the search for Morgan includes a statewide billboard campaign in Arkansas. The billboards feature the new age-progressed photo of Morgan and ask anyone who may have information to call NCMEC at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).
NCMEC encourages all media outlets to share the new video about Morgan's case. Also below are links to exclusive clips from interviews with Morgan's mother and the two children who were with Morgan, just before she disappeared. When using this footage, please courtesy: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Jessica's interview - Witness:
Tye's interview - Witness:
Colleen Nick's interview - Morgan's mother: https://vimeo.com/user15252537/review/130126838/8e04cede14
Morgan Nick poster: http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/805103/1/screen
NCMEC blog post on Morgan Nick: http://blog.missingkids.com/
For interested media, Morgan's mother, Colleen Nick, can be available for additional interviews. We can also provide a spokesperson from NCMEC.
Please email: [email protected]
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children. Authorized by Congress to serve as the nation's clearinghouse on these issues, NCMEC operates a hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), and has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 208,500 children. NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline, a mechanism for reporting child pornography, child sex trafficking and other forms of child sexual exploitation. Since the tip line launched in 1998, more than 4.9 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation have been received, and since the NCMEC's Child Victim Identification Program was created in 2002 more than 145 million suspected child pornography images have been reviewed and analyzed. NCMEC works in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. To learn more about NCMEC, visit www.missingkids.com. Follow NCMEC on Twitter and like NCMEC on Facebook.
SOURCE The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children