"You can't describe every minute of the day wondering if your child is hurt or scared or if they're hungry," says Colleen Nick in 1995.
It's a story of great loss.
"I am today announcing that the FBI is offering $50,000 reward leading to the recovery of Morgan Nick," adds an official.
It's a story of tremendous hope.
Nick says, "I would tell Morgan that I love you and we are looking for you so hard so you can come home."
It's a mother's prayer. Her pain is so evident and her faith is so strong.
"Over 14 years later we are still searching for Morgan today," says Nick.
It was June 9, 1995. The excitement of a little league baseball game was about to turn into a living nightmare.
"During the last 15 minutes of the game, Morgan went to catch lightening bugs with the two other children and in the end of that 15 minutes she sat down to take sand out of her shoes and the two children walked away from her and someone took her," explains Nick.
Six year old Morgan Nick had vanished. Immediately a massive search began. Cars were checked. Questions were asked.
Alma Police Chief Russell White says, "Less than an hour we really believed that we had an abducted child."
White says a man was seen watching the children while they played. A sketch was made and thousands of leads came in.
Morgan's disappearance sent shock through the community, parents held closer to their children and police say some folks were even in denial that a crime like this could happen in a town so small where crime was so rare.
But as more time passed, reality set in.
"That is one of my greatest things. I hate to think that some day I will retire or leave here without solving that case," adds White.
For half his career, Chief White has fought to bring Morgan home. His team has followed every lead, no matter how big or how small.
He says, "I would like to meet her one day. I think about her pretty often for somebody that I have never met."
Morgan's mother believes his wish will come true. It's a belief she's never wavered from.
"I think I would know if Morgan was dead. I think I would absolutely know in my heart."
She's since turned her tragedy into helping others.
"We really do not do a lot for Morgan, but we do a lot because of Morgan."
A year after her disappearance the Morgan Nick Foundation was launched. It helps educate children and parents with the skills necessary to protect them from the possibility of abduction.
Nick says, "If we do everything we can, missing children come home. And I think Jaycee Dugard basically said to America, we are waiting. Come and get us."
Dugard is the California girl missing for 18 years that was reunited in August with her family. Her alleged kidnappers were arrested.
"My whole family was on the phone all day laughing and crying and understanding that this family was getting exactly what we have been fighting for," says Nick.
It's a miracle that Nick believes she'll soon witness too.
"I believe that someday I will look Morgan in the eye and I will be able to say 'I always knew that I would find you. I have always believed that you were coming home,' says Nick.
She's the little girl with the bright future that lost her innocence in the blink of an eye.
"Morgan was only with our family for six years, but six unbelievable joy filled years that we treasure," cries Nick.
It's a crusade from a mother with such pain and tremendous hope.
Nick adds, "All we need is one piece of information and the nightmare stops for my family."
More on Possible Suspect
Witnesses observed a man watching the youngster as she was playing with other children at the park. The witness also saw a red Ford pickup with a white camper parked nearby that disappeared at about the same time as Morgan. The camper is possibly damaged at the right rear, and was described as four or five inches too short for the truck, which has a short wheel base and paint dulled by age. The truck is believed to have Arkansas license plates.
The man was described as white, 6 feet tall, with a medium to solid build, a mustache and a 1-inch beard. At the time, he was believed to be 23-38 years old. Click here to see a composite sketch.
At the time of her disappearance, Morgan was approximately 4 feet tall, about 55 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Morgan had 5 visible silver caps on her molars. She was last seen wearing a green Girl Scout t-shirt, blue denim shorts and white tennis shoes.
The FBI and local communities have offered a $60,000 reward for the recovery of Morgan Chauntel Nick and the identification, arrest and conviction of subject or subjects responsible for her abduction.
The search continues to move forward. There have been numerous possible sightings of Morgan across the United States.
If you have any information, please contact the Alma Police Department at 479-632-3333.
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Our weekly series is part of our continuing effort here at Today's THV to bring attention to what law enforcement officials are doing to solve Arkansas' countless cold cases. You can watch this series every Wednesday night on the "THV 10:00 Difference."
Click here to learn more about the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Source: Todays's THV & The Morgan Nick Foundation
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