Renewed effort to find missing child in Clinton
CLINTON - There's a renewed push to find Wesley Dale Morgan after he vanished from his home 13 years ago.
On Wednesday his family members fought the hot summer heat to hang the latest age progression flyers in area businesses. Last week the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released the new picture of what Morgan might look like today.
"We just want him returned home to us safe," said Mary Dufour, Morgan's aunt. "We love him dearly."
Joni Stone owns Etta Moon's cafe. She remembers how the community reacted when Morgan first disappeared.
"It almost put the whole community to a complete stop," Stone said. "That's something that doesn't typically go on in a small town, and it brought us to our knees."
Morgan was last seen at his mother's house near Bluff Creek. Although there has been a lot of speculation about what may have happened to him, no one has been arrested. Many believe Morgan is still alive and may have been sold. Others in the community said Morgan's disappearance still weighs heavily on their mind.
"It doesn't matter how much time has went by, they still need to look for this child," Kelsey Barnes said. "We can't give up hope on our children."
"If my child was missing for that long, I would want the community involved," Melanie Viccellio said.
In 2008, Morgan's mother was charged with trying to sell one of her other children. Those charges were dropped that same year.
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