Posted Jul 25 2017 04:50PM CDT
Updated Jul 25 2017 04:52PM CDT
Nearly three years after her disappearance, the search continues for kidnapping victim Christina Morris.
On Morris' 26th birthday on Tuesday, her mother posted a tribute on the Help Find Christina Morris Facebook page.
“I don't know when the next day is that I will be able to hold you in my arms again, and no matter how painful it may be, I'm choosing to celebrate the most precious gift I have ever been giving and that is you,” she wrote. "Happy Birthday my forever Beautiful Pooky. Mommy will always love you the mostest. Giving up is never an option. We will find you.”
The family still conducts volunteer searches in Collin County on a regular basis.
Morris disappeared on August 30, 2014. She was last seen with a one-time acquaintance, Enrique Arochi, leaving the Shops at Legacy in Plano.
Arochi is now serving a life sentence for her kidnapping. Prosecutors say her DNA was in the trunk of his car, but he has denied any wrongdoing.