DOWAGIAC, Mich. — Police say missing mother Rose Morris made contact with them to say she is okay, but she does not wish to be found.
Rose Morris, 24, of Dowagiac went missing July 24, Thursday night, after going out with some friends. Her family said she walked everywhere in town and went to North Side Food and Liquor at least two to three times a week. North Side caught one of the last times she was seen on their surveillance cameras. The family saw her one more time that day when she left the house about 7:00 p.m.
According to posts on the Missing: Rose Marie Morris Facebook page, Morris was home safe. There were reports that she had been in jail, but Dowagiac Police say those have proven to be false. And according to an updated news release, the report that Morris was in jail…came from Morris herself. Here is the news release:
The Dowagiac Police Department reports that the missing person, Rose Morris has spoken with family and Dowagiac Police and it has been determined that she is voluntarily missing.
Dowagiac Police learned that Ms. Morris had contacted family by telephone late last night. She was advising family that she had been arrested and had been in jail during the time she was reported as missing. Dowagiac Police had checked hospitals and jails at the beginning of, and throughout, this investigation and knew this not to be true.
Early this morning Dowagiac Police spoke with Ms. Morris by telephone as well. Ms. Morris initially advised that she had been in jail however the officer advised her that this was not true. Ms. Morris advised police that she did not realize she had been reported as missing by family and was not in any danger. Ms. Morris advised that she was not missing. Ms. Morris refused to give her location to police and was laughing and joking with the officer about her being reported as missing.
Ms. Morris is no longer listed as a missing person and all efforts to locate her have been cancelled.