Morgan Keyanna Martin

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Above Images: Morgan, circa 2012

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 25, 2012 from St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: December 1, 1994
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 175 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial (Caucasian/Hispanic) female. Black hair, brown eyes. Morgan has a tattoo of the words "raza espanola" on her right hip. She has a dog bite scar on the left side of her lip and chin, and a large scar on her foot. She is of Puerto Rican descent.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A hot pink hooded jacket or hooded sweatshirt with fur trim on the collar, a white tank top, gray sweatpants and fuzzy pink slippers.
  • Medical Conditions: Morgan was four months pregnant with a girl at the time of her disappearance; the baby, whom she planned to name Ja'Leah Raquel, was due in January 2013.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Morgan was last seen sitting in an armchair just outside the front door of her residence in the 2800 block of 17th Avenue South in St. Petersburg. Florida at 12:20 a.m. on July 25, 2012. She was talking to 24-year-old Jacobee Flowers, whom she claimed was the father of her unborn child. She said she planned to give him the results of the ultrasound. One witness saw a white car parked in the house's driveway, but didn't see Morgan approach the vehicle. She apparently never came back inside and has never been heard from again. She left behind her purse, the sonogram picture of the baby and other belongings; only her phone disappeared with her.

    Police characterized Morgan's disappearance as "ominous" due to her pregnancy, the fact she left everything behind, and the fact that it's completely out of character for her to leave without warning. She routinely called her mother several times a day. She did run away once when she was fifteen, went to a friend's house and called a relative from there; she was back home within a day. Morgan normally spoke to her mother every day. She was also a prolific user of social media; all the activity on her accounts stopped after her disappearance. She had a job at a Checkers restaurant, and she left behind her paycheck. She was reportedly excited about her pregnancy and upcoming motherhood, and her family had accepted the situation.

    In June 2016, almost four years after Morgan's disappearance, Flowers was indicted for first-murder in her case. He was already in custody on unrelated charges of fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer at the time of the indictment, and was due to be released on July 1. A photo of Flowers is posted below this case summary. He had told police he knew Morgan but said he hadn't seen her for months before her disappearance. He denied that he was her unborn baby's father or that they had ever had sex; he said online messages between them discussing her pregnancy were only "playing make believe." Investigators stated Flowers didn't want Morgan to have the baby because he was already supporting three children, and she threatened to report him for having sex with a minor unless he admitted paternity and paid child support for her daughter. They also said Flowers's alibi for the night of Morgan's disappearance had numerous inconsistencies.

    Flowers is awaiting trial for the homicide. Morgan's body has never been found, but foul play is suspected due to the circumstances involved.

    Flowers
    Above: Jacobee Flowers, circa 2016

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    St. Petersburg Police Department
    727-893-7780

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    NamUs
    The Tampa Bay Times
    WWSB 7
    News One
    WFTS Tampa Bay
    The Lakeland Ledger
    WFLA 8

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 9, 2015; details of disappearance updated.

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