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Authorities seek public’s help locating missing Millard County woman

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Posted at 4:57 PM, May 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 10:54:30-04

UTAH COUNTY — Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a missing Millard County woman.

Stacy Jo Morrill, 52, of Oasis, was discovered missing Sunday evening after a call about an abandoned vehicle on the Dividend Road near Eureka in Utah County led authorities to her home in Millard County, according a press release from Utah County Sheriff’s Office.

The abandoned silver Jeep Grand Cherokee was first seen by a couple driving in the area at about 7:23 p.m. on Sunday. According to the release, the doors were open and the travelers attributed it to someone out sightseeing.

Stacy Jo Morrill

Stacy Jo Morrill

The same couple passed the jeep again that same evening and saw the doors were still open. At that point they called dispatchers.

Utah County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and traced the registration of the vehicle back to Morrill and a man in Oasis, a town few miles south of Delta.

Deputies from Millard and Utah Counties made contact with the resident and discovered it was Morrill’s husband.

According to the release, Morrill’s husband said his wife left their home on Saturday between 6 and 8 p.m. and possible took as much as $3,000 in cash. She reportedly had no credit cards and didn’t take her cellphone.

Search and rescue and a Department of Public Safety helicopter searched the area where the car was found Sunday night.

Search efforts resumed Monday morning with SAR, Utah County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse, fixed wing aircraft and a SAR helicopter, according to the release.

There is no indication Morrill was injured or foul play is involved.

The release states, Morrill may be experiencing emotional stress or could be suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues.

Morrill is 6 feet tall, has hazel eyes, blonde hair and weighs about 198 pounds.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call dispatch at 801-794-3970.