Search Continues For Student Who Disappeared In LeFlore County
LEFLORE COUNTY, Okla. (KFSM) – Authorities in LeFlore County are continuing their search this morning for a missing Henderson State University student. Planes and helicopters are being used for the effort to find the student who disappeared Thursday night traveling to her parents from a nursing program.
LeFlore County Sheriff’s deputies, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers and Talihina police are searching near Talihina for Callie Morris, 21. Her family said a cell phone ping showed her last known location to be near the Whitesboro and Muse area around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, two hours after she left Hot Springs headed for McAlester.
Sheriff Rob Seale said searchers fear she may have gotten into a traffic crash during her journey. Deputies have been driving all the roads in southern LeFlore County to find Morris, but have seen no sign of her, Seale said.
Authorities said they discovered new information Saturday afternoon that led to the search to an area near Big Cedar, Okla. Crews will continue the search Sunday morning just west of Big Cedar, Seale said.
A Facebook page dedicated to Morris’ disappearance states the nursing student was driving a 2004 tan Ford Explorer. Her mother said she talked to her around 4:30 p.m., and that Morris said she was getting ready to leave Hot Springs after stopping at a Chicken Express to eat.
Morris’ mother said she should have arrived in McAlester around 8 p.m. She never reached her destination, and calls to her phone go straight to voicemail, according to the Facebook page.
Authorities said they can no longer ping her cell phone for a location because it has been turned off. Crews used search helicopters Friday and planes on Saturday to see if authorities could locate Morris’ vehicle, Seale said.
Authorities in Polk, Clark, and Garland counties are also coordinating search efforts.
Anyone with information on Morris’ whereabouts is asked to contact LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office at 918-647-2317.