Family remembers missing Fannin Co. man 5 years later

FANNIN COUNTY, TX - It's been five years since the disappearance of a Fannin County man, and after search and rescue teams were unable to locate him, the family has not given up.

Jack Morris went missing in Cotton Center, just outside of Bonham, five years ago today.

Tuesday evening his family gathered at the same spot they found his vehicle abandoned.

Although there have been very few leads since Morris' disappearance, his family said they'll never give up the search.

Dozens of balloons released Tuesday night in Fannin County to remember Jack Randall Morris who went missing 5 years ago.

"It's been tough just not knowing. That's the toughest part really. Just not knowing what happened or what's going to happen," said Joshua Morris, Jack Morris' son.

On August 12th, 2009 Morris went missing without a trace just outside of Bonham.

"The Fannin County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers are investigating this disapperance as a suspicious act. They won't go as far to say there's foul play, but its definitely suspicious," said Gary Hughes, Morris' brother-in-law.

The family said Morris was meeting someone on FM 271 and FM 1550 in Cotton Center around 10:30 p.m. and that's the last anyone saw or heard from him.

"The next morning the family located the vehicle he was driving, parked here with nothing unusual around the vehicle and the investigation started from there," said Hughes.

More than 250 volunteers from across North Texas and Oklahoma searched all around Fannin County, in the days after his disapperance.

"All the volunteer fire departements and the city police and the Fannin County Sheriff's were all involved in that. It's still, to this day, an unsolved case," said Charles Howell, Dodd city Fire Chief.

As Family and friends gathered Tuesday evening to remember Morris, they're asking for help from the community.

"We're hoping that this will stir up some information and get some tips in. If you do know something and you dont want to come forward, share that anonymously to the law enforcement and see if we can get this thing solved for the family," said Hughes.

If you do have any information that could help solve the disappearance of Jack Randal Morris, you are urged to contact the Fannin County Sheriff's Office.


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