MP of the week: Anna Cornelia Morris

This week’s feature missing person is Anna Cornelia Morris, a 64-year-old woman who disappeared from Columbia, South Carolina on May 29, 2011. She was last seen walking away from the home she shared with her daughter.

Morris had Alzheimer’s Disease and it’s possible her disappearance is related to that, but it’s unclear how far her condition had progressed. There’s “a bit forgetful” Alzheimer’s and then there’s “completely nonverbal and unable to recall their identity” Alzheimer’s. She was sometimes afraid of being left alone but it doesn’t say why she felt unsafe. She would sometimes go over to her sister’s home several miles away for company. This leads me to believe she was still functioning fairly well, if she could remember the route and so on.

If Anna is still alive, it’s possible she’s homeless and may not remember who she is. She would be in her seventies today, if still alive. I haven’t been able to find any news about her case in recent years, and I doubt she lived long after she was last seen.

12 thoughts on “MP of the week: Anna Cornelia Morris

  1. Patrick Kerrigan June 10, 2020 / 5:41 pm

    I get upset with these incidents. We have cases where someone with dementia, or Alzheimers disappears. In some cases, they are still driving.

    In this case, she is afraid to be left as alone, so she takes to walk to her sisters place several miles away. I guess, that was okay in her condition.

    I resigned from the VA, because of my mother, who no longer drove, being concerned about my fathers driving. I was several months short of being eligible for early retirement. But, it was important and I was having problems with leadership in my department.

    So, I made the choice. I took awhile to get used not working, but it was important.

  2. DawnMarie June 10, 2020 / 5:56 pm

    Some old people are very, very stubborn, and if you try to physically prevent them from doing something they have gotten it in their head they want to do, they’ll get hurt and you’ll be in serious trouble. And too many people can’t afford personal care assistants or residential care, or the patients are resistant to it. It’s not easy to start thinking of your parents or grandparents as dependent adults who aren’t fit to make their own decisions, and even though cases like Anna’s are very sad and seem so totally preventable, preventing them isn’t always as easy as it seems from the outside that it should be.

  3. Vincent June 11, 2020 / 3:18 pm

    I read the latest news in the Paul Fronczak saga. The real Paul Fronczak died of cancer on April 25th, the day before his real birthday. He lived his life under the name Kevin Ray Baty, in a small town in Michigan. He was 56 years old, almost 57 when he died. He had three daughters and four grandchildren. He and his birth mother, Dora Fronczak, never reunited. The “fake” Paul Fronzak — whose real name was Jack Rosenthal — will apparently continue living as Paul Fronczak.

    Here is a link to the Websleuths page where I found this information.

    https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/il-paul-fronczak-newborn-chicago-1964-uid-male-1-nj-1965.207315/page-16

    I can’t find any information about the woman who kidnapped “Kevin”/Paul and raised him. Apparently she is deceased.

  4. Patrick Kerrigan June 11, 2020 / 5:29 pm

    Vincent, thanks for the information. It appears that the FBI did not follow through, with any information to identify the woman, who took him. It appears that his sister is upset that his family won’t identify the woman, who may have taken or adopted him. At least they should come forward and provide his real mother some closure.

  5. marsyao June 12, 2020 / 7:21 pm

    According to Kaya Lee Birch’s mother: “Kaya Birch returned to the house of her aunt April 15. 2020 and visited with her family for the next few days. after which she returned to the streets of LA and has been out of contact since then. She is still missed and her family still loves her. and want the best for her.”

    • Meaghan June 12, 2020 / 7:22 pm

      Yeah I heard from her mom.

  6. Patrick Kerrigan June 13, 2020 / 5:06 pm

    I am confused about Kaya. She was missing since November 22, 2017. Then she visits her family in April 2020. Then she heads back to the streets. So, is she still considered missing or what.

    It also mentions some traumatic events. Which sort of suggests some mental health issues. But, that is only a guess.

    • Meaghan June 13, 2020 / 5:21 pm

      I’m not sure what’s going on with with her but she isn’t still considered missing.

    • marsyao June 13, 2020 / 11:37 pm

      from little information we know, now she is homeless in LA, so she is no longer considering missing, though her family do not know her exact whereabouts,

    • marsyao June 13, 2020 / 11:48 pm

      And we do not know what those traumatic events were, from her facebook page, she was excited about accepting a long term lease for an apartment in Germany in April 2017, and then she returned to US in June, and disappeared in Nov, something bad happened to her between April and June 2017

  7. Patrick Kerrigan June 14, 2020 / 8:44 am

    I seem to remember reading that previously. So it appears that something happened over there that affected her.

    It’s interesting to see all the attention in Germany, Portugal, in regards to the Madeleine McCann case, and the German guy in custody.

    Hopefully, this case will be resolved.

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