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Episode 20

Morgan Bauer MISSING

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Before Morgan Went Missing: 
On February 12, 2016, Morgan Aryn Bauer left her home in Aberdeen, South Dakota, to start over in Atlanta, Georgia. She flew from Minneapolis, Minnesota into Atlanta.

Morgan had arranged to stay with someone she met through Craigslist despite telling her mother Sherri she was staying with friends. After one night in town, the person put all of Morgan's belongings outside with a note saying don't come back.

She began staying at local motels and looking for work. Morgan got a job as an exotic dancer at a club called the Top of Gainesville. With a friend she met at Top of Gainesville, she auditioned at the Atlanta club Tease. She posted on Facebook on February 25, 2016, she now worked there.

Morgan Missing:
It was the last post Morgan posted before she went missing. There are conflicting stories what happened after that. She spent time with the woman and her boyfriend she had auditioned with at Tease. The area they lived in was the last place Morgan's phone pinged.

The couple ultimately told police that they saw Morgan get into a green Mitsubishi Eclipse at the Citgo located on the 3700 block of Highway 278 in Covington, Georgia. By the time law enforcement began looking for Morgan, there was no surveillance footage to confirm this account.



The Search:
Morgan's best friend called Morgan's mom Sherri on March 15, 2016 to tell her she hadn't heard from Morgan. Sherri had noticed a lack of social media posting by Morgan and was already worried. She flew to Atlanta and reported Morgan missing.

Sherri began searching for Morgan herself on top of the Atlanta Police Department investigation. She contacted everyone Morgan had been in contact with in Georgia-including the couple Morgan was with the night she quit posting on social media and having contact with friends back home.

Despite her searches, Morgan has still not been found. She hasn't posted on social media, gotten a job, credit card, car or contacted friends or family.

Morgan's Characteristics:
At the time she went missing Morgan had brown hair and blue eyes. She is 5'6" and 130 pounds. Her ears are gauged, she has two lip piercings, and a pierced navel.

She has several tattoos: a sun and moon inside a Celtic four-star design on the right side of her chest near her shoulder, an anchor with the sentence "Whatever you love can be taken away, so live like it's your dying day." 

Jessica Ashley Manchini:

29-year-old Jessica Ashley Manchini was originally from Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She had lived the last few years of her life in Gwinnett County, Georgia. 

Her mother reported her missing in December 2014 after not being able to get in contact with her. On July 29, 2016, a suitcase with remains was found on Interstate 985 north of Buford Drive. The suitcase did not appear to have been thrown from a vehicle, instead it looked placed in the woods.

It took nearly three years to identify the remains as that of Jessica Ashley Manchini. Authorities have not released a cause of death.

ASSIGNMENT:
This week we are looking for any information on the whereabouts of Morgan Aryn Bauer. We've posted pictures of her and her tattoos. But please remember, like Paul said-if she's being trafficked, the tattoos may not be an exact match. If you have any information please contact the Atlanta Police Department or contact us.

We are also looking for any information about the death of Jessica Ashley Manchini. If you know about her time before she went missing in December 2014 or about who may have killed her, please contact the Gwinnett County Police Department or contact us.

CODE OF CONDUCT:

1. Do not name names publicly. Send everything to the police or to this page and we will forward to the police.
2. Do not post side by side photos.
3. Do not contact any family members.
4. Do not doxx each other and be civil. We all want to the same thing. 

As tips come in, Jensen and Holes will work to verify them. If they look good, we will publish them here to try and get us closer to their names.

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