Morgan Martin disappeared from outside her St. Pete home two years ago

Teen was pregnant at the time

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla - Family of missing pregnant teen Morgan Martin passed out fliers with her photograph this morning, marking the two year anniversary of her disappearance.

Morgan was 17-years-old at the time and four months pregnant with her first child.  She had just learned she was having a baby girl and picked out the name Ja'Leah Raquel in honor of her mother.

"You can't tell me she just disappeared when she walked out the front door, so there's got to be, you know, answers somewhere," said Leah Martin, Morgan's mother.

Morgan was last seen outside of her family's home off 17th Avenue South in St. Petersburg.  She told her family she was going outside to talk with her baby's father, Jacobee Flowers. Morgan, who was wearing a white tank top, a pink furry hoodie and slippers, never came back. 

ABC Action News tried to speak with Flowers, 26, at his St. Pete home.  A man who identified himself as a roommate said Flowers was not home.

She did have her cell phone but left behind her purse, paycheck and her most prized possession, the first sonogram picture of her unborn child.

Morgan's cousin, mother and other family members gathered at a South St. Pete gas station to this morning to hand out fliers with Morgan's photograph along with the question, "Have you seen me?" written in bold.

"People don't deserve to lose their children and not have any answers," Martin continued.

Martin plans on spending the remainder of her day surrounded by family and friends.

"It's good for everybody because the ones that miss her have a lot of questions or whatever.  They can all kind of be together.  It is kind of our therapy," Martin explained.


ABC Action News spoke with Detective Rodney Tower, one of the lead detectives on Morgan's case, and he said he hopes to bring closure to Morgan's family by year's end.

He would not disclose if there were any suspects in the case but did say the department is building a case against someone and added this case is absolutely solvable.

Police say what has slowed down closing this case is witnesses providing information that proved untruthful and not factual.  They are now asking for anyone who has information or knowledge of this case to come forward and tell the truth.

According to Tower, the father of Morgan's unborn child has been cooperating with the investigation. 


Over the past two years, detectives have not made many details of their investigation public.  However, it was disclosed that Morgan's cell phone last pinged a cell tower in Hudson.

Morgan's family told ABC Action News they have no connections to Hudson which is 45 minutes away from their home.

The teen was also known for posting to her Facebook page multiple times a day and would frequently call her mother.  Her Facebook page has not had any updates.  Martin also hasn't contacted any family members.

Her family launched a social media campaign to find information regarding her whereabouts.  Martin asks that members of the public visit the Facebook page she established for her daughter, Hope for Morgan Martin.

"Somebody has to know something," Martin said.

Martin recently started a Twitter account also seeking clues.  If you have any information, you can tweet the family @hopeformorganmartin or use the hashtag #teammorganmartin.

You can also contact St. Pete PD at 727.893.7780.

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