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Details of Disappearance
Stephen was last seen hiking in the Trinity Alps on August 2, 2014. Morris was backpacking with a group of men from his church, First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa, when he failed to return to camp from an August 2 day hike to Billy’s Peak, a well-known vista point in the Stoddard Lake area where he and the others had been camping. He had walked to Billy’s Peak with several other men and got ahead of them on the return trip but never returned to camp.
Rescue teams from several agencies, including Trinity, Marin and Sonoma counties, scoured the mountain for the 59-year-old Windsor husband and father, who was an experienced hiker. The search was called off August 7, after five days with no sign of Morris.
Authorities speculate that he may have fallen and his body is hidden in deep brush or, perhaps, somewhere in the Trinity River.
With his wife, he ran a Christian counseling practice in Santa Rosa. He was a trained family therapist.
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Trinity County Sheriff's Department
The Press Democrat