LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — It's the most famous missing child case in Arkansas. Morgan Nick was just six years old on June 9, 1995 when she was reportedly abducted while playing at a ballpark in Alma, known as Wofford Field. She has never been seen since.
Fast forward 24 years to today and Morgan would be 31. That's the same age as director Devon Parks, an Arkansas native who has been working for nearly a year on a documentary called "Still Missing Morgan" about the little girl that he never met.
"Morgan's story has affected so many people on a local and national scale," Parks said. "I remember hearing how the girl was kidnapped from the Alma ballpark right from under her mom's nose and it was a lesson to all of us to stay close. It rung home to me and kids my age at that time very personally."
Morgan's mother, Colleen Nick, has never given up hope that one day she'll know what happened to her daughter. That's why she agreed to give Parks and his crew full access to her family, as well as the investigation.
"I know that somebody knows the truth about what happened to Morgan and may actually have evidence," Nick said. "Morgan deserves justice. She deserves to be fought for and she deserves to be found."
"A lot of times people don't know what's going on behind the curtain of an open case," Parks said. "So that's what so unique about this documentary is the ability to access things that law enforcement and the Nick family themselves have opened themselves up to. It's a very hard thing from a family perspective to open up about a tragedy like this. And it's also very difficult for law enforcement to trust someone from the outside to reveal information that hasn't been revealed before. We're able to offer this with a reach they don't have."
The documentary is asking for people to send them pictures and video taken from around the time Morgan was last seen.
"Specifically looking for photos at or around the ballpark from either June 7, 8, 9, 10, 11," explains Parks. "Anything you may be unsure of, we'd rather be able to look at it, see it."
"Our ultimate hope is that people will watch this documentary and see Morgan in a way that they have not seen her before," Nick said, "and that she would capture her hearts in a way that will give them the courage to do what is right and that is to tell the truth and let us bring her home."
The documentary has set up a website, Still Missing Morgan, where you can submit your information. If your pictures or video are used in the documentary, you will be compensated.
Parks said he plans to have the film finished this summer and that it will be available on a streaming service.