UPDATE: MacKenzie was found safe Wednesday, May 2 in Dallas, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman.
A news release issued by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, in St. Paul, said Morgan was traveling with Crawford, and believed to be connected to her disappearance.
Family members said Morgan made contact with them on April 29 and told them she was safe, but did not say where she was.
Kristopher Lance Crawford, 28, was held in Milam County charged with deprivation of parental rights and contempt of court.
Mackenzie Rose Morgan, 16, was last seen in St. Paul, Missouri last December. She has been missing every since. There has been reports of her being spotted in Texas and Missouri, and she may be traveling with an adult man she met on the internet.
Mackenzie is 5’6″ tall, 105 pounds with blue eyes and blonde hair that she has dyed dark brown.
If you have any information on her whereabouts, please call 651-291-1111.