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Pregnant teen still missing, six weeks later

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ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) -

Morgan Martin would now be six months pregnant, but no one has heard or seen the 17-year-old for six long, agonizing weeks.

"Even if she's not alive, she doesn't deserve to be out there, that's the hardest part, still," said Morgan's mom Leah.

Leah says St. Petersburg police are working on leads, but so far no one has been arrested, and Morgan is still not home.

"She's missed all her doctors appointments, her dentist appointment, everything," Leah continued.

In the early morning hours of July 25, Morgan walked out of her St. Pete home and vanished. Leah says earlier that day her daughter was excited to learn she was having a baby girl and wanted to share the news with the baby's father.

When a man drove up to her home, she ran out of the house in pajama's and slippers and grabbed her cell phone.

Since her disappearance, Equusearch, a Texas search and recovery team, has been on standby waiting for police instructions.

Detectives, Leah says, are also monitoring chatter online. She believes they may be close to a break in the case.

"The detective told me, just hold on. I said OK," said Leah.

There's also a Facebook page, Hope For Morgan Martin, where pictures and videos have been posted of a recent candlelight vigil.

In Morgan's room, time has stood still. Her purse is still on the floor and her unmade bed is just as she left it.

All that's missing is the bubbly 17-year-old with the golden smile.

"I'm not worried about pointing fingers at anybody, I just need to see my daughter," added Leah.

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