Police find body believed to be of Arkansas nursing student who disappeared
Police say they found a woman’s body believed to be that of a missing nursing student who disappeared while traveling from Arkansas to Oklahoma, 4029TV reported Sunday morning.
Callie Morris, a student at Henderson State University, was reported missing Thursday night, according to family members. Morris, 21, reportedly made contact with a family member at around 4:30 p.m. on January 29 and said she was on her way home to Oklahoma.
According to police, a woman’s body was found inside a truck under a bridge in Buffalo Valley, Okla. Police believe the body is Morris’ but a coroner is heading to the scene to confirm.
The body was found inside the vehicle with the seat belt still intact, according to police.
Glen Jones, the president of Henderson State University, posted a tweet asking for prayers of the family of student Callie Morris “who lost her life in a car accident on Thursday.”
On Saturday police expanded the search to Arkansas saying Morris may have crashed her vehicle in western Arkansas before making it to Oklahoma.
According to Fox 16, law enforcement officials received cellphone records Saturday afternoon that indicated Morris made her trip home from Hot Springs to Oklahoma at 6:37 p.m. Thursday. Morris was expected to arrive at her home in McAlester, Okla., around 8 p.m. on Thursday.
“It’s really traumatic,” Morris’ father, Doyle Morris told 4029TV. “She was very upbeat, very happy, wanted to come home and see her two baby nephews.”