Where is Morgan Sessions? Utah teen, 17, missing since from home
Sessions left home without her phone, wallet sometime in the night, 'there's something wrong, I just feel it,' says mother as police begin search
With the Gabby Petito case bringing the spotlight on missing people, there are now numerous cases making headlines. The latest to do so is Morgan Sessions, a 17-year-old from Eagle Mountain, Utah. Sessions reportedly disappeared without a trace on September 20, leaving behind her wallet, phone, and all other belongings. Strangely, she vanished sometime in the night after a regular day with her parents.
Unlike in the case of Alanna Caurice Warrick, there is no trace of how Sessions disappeared. As of now, there's also no identified person of interest. Making the case harder is the fact that Sessions left her wallet and phone at home, making her very hard to track. As with Brian Laundrie, police appear to be reliant on CCTV and other sightings in order to locate the teen. The family has now turned to the public for help, highlighting their story in the media.
"I think about her nonstop. If she's ok. If someone's feeding her. If she's being hurt, if she's alive," Sessions' mother, Rebecca Davis said. The Utah County Sheriff's Office is leading the search for Sessions, but the family is also running their own investigation. So far they've had little luck, leading Davis to say, "There's something wrong, I just feel it. There's something wrong."
Where is Morgan Sessions?
Sessions is widely believed to be in and around Eagle Mountain, a city that is 40 miles from the capital of Salt Lake City. The family is focusing its search on Eagle Mountain, and the city of St. Geroge around 300 miles away. Located near the Arizona border, the family believes Sessions could have made it to the city of St. George because of "family ties". It's unclear how she would have made the journey though, given that she left her wallet and car at home.
The Utah County Sheriff's Office meanwhile, is busy talking to family, co-workers, and scanning phone records for any clues to the whereabouts of the teen. The family has also done considerable groundwork, checking the cameras at gas stations, at Starbucks and even at homeless shelters. But so far there's been no sightings of Sessions. "I just wish I could hug her and tell her that I'm looking for her and I'm not stopping," Davis told KUTV.
The case has drawn considerable media attention because of the suddenness and the bizarreness of Sessions' disappearance. According to her parents, the day before she vanished, it was a perfectly normal day. Davis helped her daughter with her homework and then went to bed. "In the morning, she was gone. She’d left her backpack with the homework we had done inside. She left her purse; she left her phone. Her school Chromebook, her personal Chromebook. Things she spent a lot of time and money on to earn," Davis noted.
Davis added that it was highly unlikely Morgan would leave her phone or car behind given that she had spent "months saving for" it. She had also just started a new job, and was "planning for her future after high school". Also concerning for the family is the fact that Sessions "is a trusting person who always finds the best in others." They are worried that it may have been used against her.
If anyone has any information, they are requested to contact the Utah County Sheriff's Office. So far, the cops don't appear to have any leads and have not made a comment to the press.