Crime Stoppers Ad for missing Huntington woman brings no new leads

Sheila Morton (Source: Morton's Family)
Sheila Morton (Source: Morton's Family)
Sheila Morton (Source: Morton's Family)
Sheila Morton (Source: Morton's Family)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Angelina County Sheriff's Office now has a person of interest in the case of a missing Huntington woman, but have no leads after putting out a Crime Stoppers Ad.

"I think the real concern right now is there has been so much publicity and we have not heard anything," Angelina County Sheriff's Department, Captain Alton Lenderman.

Sheila Morton was last seen leaving her ex-boyfriend's house in Central on June 2nd.

"It's just like she disappeared off the face of the earth, like she just vanished," said Sheila's mother, Joan Morton.

Authorities won't reveal their person of interest in order to protect their investigation, but they have come to one conclusion.

"The only thing we really do know is that she is missing, there is no explanation of why she is missing and we figured there is foul play," said Lenderman.

Sheila was last seen by her ex-boyfriend at his home off of the corner of FM 843 and Chester Allen Road in Center, two weeks before she was actually reported missing.

Sheila's ex-boyfriend said the day she went missing her car, purse and keys were left at the home, but her wallet and cell phone were gone.

Morton's mother, grew concerned that Sheila hadn't made contact with her or her ex-boyfriend to check on her 3- year-old son.

"This is so unlike her not to call because my daughter would fight a mountain lion for that baby," said Joan Morton.

The Angelina County Sheriff's Office is now teaming up with Crime Stoppers to find Sheila.

The picture used in the Crime Stoppers Ad, was take from a Polk's Pick It Up security camera off Highway 103 East around the time Sheila went missing, which is also the last time her debt card was used.

Investigators say that very may well be the last time anyone besides her ex-boyfriend saw her before she disappeared.

"When you get a case like we have right now, we really don't know whether it's a person that was kidnapped, a person that was murdered, a person that for some unknown reason just disappeared on their own," said Lenderman.

Which is whey Lenderman said they are asking for the public's help, "Sometimes it's the small tip that leads us on to the bigger tip."

If you can provide information concerning Sheila Ann Morton's disappearance, call Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or submit a tip at All calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward for information that assists this investigation.

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