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Scotland County investigators seek missing baby, mother

This infant is believed to be missing from the Richmond/Scotland area along with her mother. Investigators say the mother could be dead.
Credit: Scotland County Sheriff's Office

LAURINBURG — The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding a missing woman and her infant daughter who investigators say they believe to be in danger.

The sheriff’s office’s Criminal Investigation Unit posted the call for help on its Facebook page shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday after receiving a report of a missing person/child.

Investigators say the mother is Hispanic, possibly Puerto Rican, known as April Morrison and speaks both English and Spanish who arrived in Richmond County eight months pregnant.

They say Morrison recently gave birth, but they don’t believe the 2- to 3-week-old infant girl, who may be in danger, is with the mother.


“Our agency has not positively identified the infant, and has reasonable suspicion that April is operating under an alias,” the post reads.

Morrison is believed to have be staying in hotels in the Sandhills area, including Richmond, Scotland and Cumberland counties.

Investigators say they also have reports that Morrison may be dead or has been “removed from” Richmond/Scotland county area “possibly under fear or coercion.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-266-4332 ext. 4.






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