‘I want you to know that mommy is worried.’ - Bronx mother searching for missing daughter

A desperate search for a missing Bronx woman is still underway.

News 12 Staff

Mar 29, 2022, 11:23 PM

Updated 810 days ago


A desperate search for a missing Bronx woman is still underway.
Vanessa Morris, 52, was last seen on March 19 at her home at 80 Van Cortlandt Park South around 10:30 p.m.
According to her mother, Morris witnessed the murder of her cousin 20 years ago. The killer is expected to be released from prison in a few days.
She says this has caused Morris’s anxiety to grow deeper.
“She used to be outgoing with her friends but she distanced herself from everyone,” Linda Morris, tells News 12.
On the morning of March 20, Linda Morris says she woke up and saw Vanessa’s door closed but didn't think anything of it because of her condition.
“She normally comes out of her room to eat little things and she didn't come out all day,” said Linda Morris.
However, she says it wasn’t until 5 p.m. that she realized Vanessa’s room was empty, only to find her phone and keys on her desk.
Linda says that in Vanessa’s free time, she would go to the park across the street to paint but would always be home before dark.
“Vanessa if you're watching this I want you to know that mommy is worried about you. People are praying for you, we want your safe return. We just want you to know that if you're out there and you can hear us just please, just call us and let us know that your safe,” said Linda Morris.
Linda Morris says the last time she saw Vanessa was on March 19. She says they were watching American Idol before bed.
She says she has strong faith that her daughter will appear safe and unharmed.

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