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Report: Grand jury to hear Texas missing woman case

FORT WORTH, Texas -- A grand jury is set to take up the case of missing Texas woman Christina Morris, who vanished after a night out with friends Aug. 30, reports CBS DFW.

Citing grand jury records, the station reports the Collin County Grand Jury will look at Enrique Arochi, the man last seen with the 23-year-old Morris. The two were seen on surveillance video walking in the parking garage of a Plano shopping and dining development in the early morning hours the day she disappeared.

Arochi told police the two separated and each walked to their cars, though they are not seen separating on the video. The Fort Worth woman's silver Toyota Celica was found unmoved, still parked in the garage.

Officials said Arochi "intentionally made false statements that hindered detectives in locating Morris" in a Sept. 24 warrant seeking permission to search Arochi's car. In the warrant, officers also said the most likely way that Morris could have left the parking garage undetected was in Arochi's car - which they say had sustained damage and had been recently cleaned.

Officials have video of Arochi examining and cleaning his car at an Allen grocery store the day Morris disappeared, according to the warrant.

Arochi had bruising on his right forearm and abrasions on his right hand following Morris' disappearance, officers alleged in the warrant. An Arochi co-worker at a Sprint wireless store told police that the day after Morris vanished, Arochi had a visible bite mark on his arm, "looked like s--t" and was walking with a limp.

Arochi has maintained he is innocent and doesn't know where Morris is.

The grand jury is set to be empaneled Dec. 4, according to the station. Subpoenas reportedly show the panel will seek information about and interviews with Arochi, also known as Enrique Arochi Gutierrez.

Morris' mother, Jonni McElroy, told the station she believes Arochi knows more than he is saying.

"I hope that he realizes and sees that all we're seeking is the truth, the bottom [line] is we want answers," she said. "If he knows those answers we need him to be truthful (and) give us those answers."

A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered in Morris' disappearance for information that leads to an arrest and an indictment, if a crime has been committed. Tipsters should call the Plano police at 972-941-2148 or, to be eligible for the reward, contact Crimestoppers at 877-373-8477.