Friday, June 22, 2018
Public safety

Reward offered for information on pregnant teen missing from St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — A $1,000 reward has been issued for information on a pregnant teenager who has been missing for more than two weeks.

Anyone who provides information in the disappearance of Morgan Keyanna Martin, 17, could be eligible for the cash, which was offered Wednesday by Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County.

Martin, who is four months pregnant, has been missing since July 25. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a statewide alert this week indicating there is reason to believe her life may be in danger.

She was last seen leaving her family's home at 2808 17th Ave. S to meet someone outside, family members said. She left with only her cellphone, on which she had been talking to the person she was meeting.

Martin is 5 feet 2, 175 pounds and of mixed race. She has black hair, brown eyes and has a scar on her chin and the left side of her lip. She was last seen wearing a white tank top, a pink jacket with fur around the hood, gray bottoms and fuzzy pink slippers.

The longer she is missing, the less likely she will be found unharmed, said St. Petersburg police spokesman Mike Puetz.

"Time is a big factor," Puetz said. "The longer this goes without any resolution the more it would appear to suggest that she may have been harmed in some way."

Police have interviewed Martin's friends, family and the father of her unborn daughter. They have not named any suspects.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477 or visit CrimeStoppersOfPinellas.org.

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