Stephen Michael Morris
North American Missing Persons Network
Stephen Michael Morris

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Above Images: Morris

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 2, 2014 from Stoddard Lake, Trinity County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 59
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Red/Brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race/Ethnicity: White
  • Sex: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Red beard with some gray.
  • Clothing: Floppy khaki colored hat, white button down
    long-sleeved shirt with fine blue plaid, thin, slate-gray synthetic blend hiking pants, belt, & hiking shoes.
    A dark brown/black backpack with orange zippers & pull tab. "Maui Jim"
  • Jewelry: Wearing a black sports watch, a gold wedding ring
    with filigree cutouts in center.
  • AKA: Steve
  • Case Number: 2014000797

  • 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.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Trinity County Sheriff's Department
    (530) 623-2611

    Source Information
    CA DOJ
    The Press Democrat