Tough holiday season for missing pregnant teen's family

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ST. PETERSBURG, Florida -- It's been nearly five months since pregnant teenager Morgan Martin went missing. For her family, this will most likely be a very tough holiday season.

"There's no decorations. There's nothing. I don't really have the spirit right now," said Morgan's mother, Leah Martin.

Leah has no Christmas tree up. Christmas lights are replaced by light from candles, burning as a memorial for Morgan. Every day, Leah said it gets a little harder. "It's not necessarily losing hope. It's just, I'm just tired. And I think everybody's just getting tired," she said. "I just want something done. And it isn't fair."

St. Petersburg police say Morgan disappeared on July 25th when she walked out of her home along the 2800 block of 17th Avenue South wearing pajamas. She was four months pregnant at the time.

According to authorities, they've worked a lot of leads, but so far they don't know where Morgan is and don't have any suspects.

"There are surely people in the community who know what's happened to her. And we can make a fresh plea today for those people to come forward and talk to us and tell us what they know," said Bill Proffitt with the St. Petersburg Police Department.

Apart from missing the holidays, Morgan also just missed her birthday. She turned 18.

Leah just wants to know what happened, no matter what. "I don't think it's the best. But I just think somebody thought that they had the right to take my daughter," she said.

And she's hoping for answers soon. This mother doesn't want to spend Christmas after Christmas in the dark.

If you have any information on Morgan's disappearance, call the St. Petersburg Police Department. 

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