SPIRO — The investigation of a residence previously believed to be connected to the disappearance of Morgan Nick yielded no new evidence in the ongoing case, according to the LeFlore County sheriff.
The residence, a trailer home on Northwest Ninth Street in Spiro, was searched by law enforcement agencies in 2010 after it was believed to be connected to the Nick case. Nick of Alma was abducted at age 6 in June 1995 and has not been seen since.
The home was searched again Monday and Tuesday, both in reference to the 1995 abduction and an ongoing LeFlore County investigation.
“We didn’t find anything of any evidence or any value for either case," said LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale.
Seale said the Sheriff's Department was given a tip about the residence in relation to his office's local investigation last week. He said the residence's history prompted him to call the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation for assistance on scene.
"We wanted to make sure that if something comes up that wasn’t related to our case, that it was checked out," Seale said.
The FBI declined to comment about the Morgan Nick investigation.
Personnel with the Spiro Police Department, OSBI and FBI assisted sheriff's investigators in the investigation, which lasted from 9 a.m. Monday until around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Seale said the parties' investigative work on the residence included clearing out brush and digging with backhoes in the backyard of the residence.
"The current resident was cooperative with us and allowed us to serve," Seale said.
Seale said the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department will not follow up on the Morgan Nick investigation, as it falls under the jurisdiction of the FBI, Arkansas State Police, Crawford County and Alma. He also declined to comment on the progress or nature of the LeFlore County investigation.