A 52 year old Oasis, Utah woman is missing after her SUV was found in a remote part of southwest Utah County. Searchers have not yet been able to find her.
On Sunday evening, May 15, 2016, at 7:23 PM, Deputies with the Utah County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a report of an abandoned vehicle on the Dividend Road in Utah County. This is a remote abandoned mining area a few miles east of Eureka near SR-6 in the southwest part of Utah County. A man and woman driving in the area reported seeing a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee on Saturday evening with the doors open. They attributed it to someone being in the area sight seeing. The same couple, from Eureka, drove by the Jeep again Sunday evening and saw that the doors were still open. That is when they called dispatchers.
Deputies collected information from the Jeep and identified the registered owners as a man and woman from Oasis, Utah, a few miles south of Delta in Millard County. At the request of Utah County Deputies, Millard County Sheriff's Office Deputies made contact with a man at the home. Deputies with the UCSO also spoke to that man. He explained that his wife left their home in Oasis some time between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM on Saturday, May 14, 2016. The missing woman, Stacy Jo Morrill, age 52, from Oasis, is believed to have taken as much as $3,000.00 cash with her. She reportedly has no credit cards and did not take her cell phone with her.
When Deputies responded Sunday night they had assistance from Utah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) and a helicopter with Utah Department of Public Safety. Search efforts resumed Monday morning, 5/16/16, with SAR, UCSO Mounted Posse, a fixed wing aircraft and a SAR helicopter. Some items believed to belonged to Stacy Morrill were found in and near her vehicle, a silver 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee, but there are no indications that she was injured or that foul play is involved. Anyone who might see her, or who has information regarding her whereabouts, is asked to contact dispatch at (801)794-3970.
Other than some knee problems, Stacy has no other known medical issues. She may be experiencing emotional stress or could be suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues. Stacy is 6'00", has hazel eyes, blond hair, and weighs approximately 198 pounds.
For questions contact SGT Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office. (801)404-1912. Twitter: SGTCannonPIO
Location of abandoned vehicle: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//Dividend+Rd,+Eureka,+UTemail@example.com,-112.0528864,1836m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x874d10319c14c1ef:0x957e81dc89126528!2m2!1d-112.0622617!2d39.9548684