SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) – There has been no sign of Rick Morris.
Tooele’s man went missing in June and his family have yet to find anything to help locate him.
Now the Utah Cold Case Coalition is stepping in and offering a reward of $ 10,000 in the hopes that someone has this information that could lead to the Morris family shutting down.
“Normally we don’t do this for a case that is a few months old,” said Karra Porter, co-founder of the coalition. “But we don’t want this to turn into a cold case.”
The award comes from several donors who want to help solve the case, according to Porter.
Last June Morris, who is diabetic and had low blood sugar on his last visit, went missing after leaving his home in Tooele.
“But exercise also lowers your blood sugar,” said Mariah Morris, his sister. “So if he went out for a walk and his blood sugar came back down, he would have been disoriented shortly after he left.”
In June, authorities and local volunteers searched for the 32-year-old, but there was no sign of him. His sister said that when Rick is tired he looks for a place to sleep.
“So we ask everyone in Tooele County to check their campers, sheds, RVs on their property,” Morris said. “Anything that someone could come in and hide or sleep in.”
On Saturday, the Destiny Search Project will organize the search efforts starting at 8 a.m. Volunteers can join any time of the day, Porter said. Anyone interested in volunteering is invited to meet at the Latter-day Saints Church in Tooele, located at 1030 South 900 West.
“We want to get the word out to everyone who can come,” said Michelle Palmer, a private investigator who assisted the family. “If they’re limited in what they can do, there are other ways to help, like the command center or neighborhood prospecting. “
With the onset of winter, Morris said that could be the final research for 2021.
“That’s why we’re doing this great research on Saturday before the snow falls,” Morris said.
Porter said the family knew the reality of Morris’s disappearance and were preparing for the worst.
“In this case, I think the family is realistic that things may not turn out well,” Porter said. But they need to know what happened. They need to know where Rick is. Even though it’s sad news, they need to know. Porter said anyone with information can call his 24/7 advice line at the Utah Cold Case Coalition.