(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — A pregnant Florida teenager has disappeared after telling her mother she was stepping outside to tell the father of her unborn baby that an ultrasound indicated the baby was a girl.
Morgan Martin, 17, disappeared July 25 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Morgan’s mother said the baby’s father, whom Morgan met on Facebook, is 26 and from Kansas City. Police and Morgan’s mother declined to name the man.
The teenager was last seen about 12:30 a.m., her mother Leah Martin told ABC News.
Mrs. Martin said she had warned her daughter against seeing the man because he was not on good terms with Morgan.
“He said he was going to come over and talk to her and so she told me, ‘Mom, I’m just going to go talk to him,” Leah Martin said. “I told her, ‘Morgan, you don’t want anything to do with him … You’re a kid. If he gets caught with you, he’s going to jail.’”
The mother said Morgan’s sister, Sierra Cahill, 20, was the last to see Morgan step outside. When Leah Martin woke for work at 5 a.m., she noticed her daughter had left the lights, television and air conditioning on. She figured Morgan was probably still outside talking with the baby’s father, but didn’t see any cars.
A few phone calls from Cahill followed saying Morgan was not returning calls and was not on Facebook, something Leah Martin said was very rare for the teen.
Police say they have no indication Morgan Martin left of her own accord. The fact that she didn’t take anything with her and was dressed for bed “has caused us to believe this is not a normal set of circumstances,” St. Petersburg police spokesman Mike Puetz said Friday.
“There’s a difference between a runaway situation and something like this, where you have a set of circumstances suggesting that she has just stopped communicating with all her friends,” Puetz said.
Morgan has run away from home before, Puetz said, but always returned soon after.
Puetz said the baby’s father and Morgan were communicating up to her disappearance.
Police are not certain a crime has taken place and have not named any suspects.
Morgan is 5-feet-2 and weighs around 170 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Morgan Keyanna Martin can call police at (727) 893-7780.
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