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Tooele police asking for public's help locating man missing since June 25

Tooele police are asking for the public's help in locating Rick Morris, who has been missing since June 25, 2021 and is considered endangered.

Tooele police are asking for the public's help in locating Rick Morris, who has been missing since June 25, 2021 and is considered endangered. (Tooele police)


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TOOELE — Tooele police are asking for the public's help locating a Tooele man who has been missing since June 25.

A search continued on Tuesday with Tooele detectives searching different areas of the Peterson Industrial Depot in Tooele, canvassing even more acreage but with no credible leads. Aerial searches were also conducted of Tooele Valley on Tuesday by the Utah Department of Public Safety, according to police.

Rick Morris, 32, was last seen about 1:55 a.m. on June 25 at 750 W. 700 South in Tooele, according to police. Morris was last seen wearing baggy jeans and black shoes. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall, and weighs 150 pounds. Morris is described as having short dark brown hair with a beard and mustache, and hazel eyes.

Morris was last seen by his family with extremely low blood glucose. Morris is diabetic and was "acting funny," causing his mother to check his blood sugar levels which were at 37 mg/dL, the family said in a Facebook post. The man was given a sandwich to help bring up his levels and when the family returned to check on him he was gone, the post added.

Family members believe he went for a walk and something may have happened while he was disoriented. Due to his state and needing insulin, Morris is considered endangered.

Tooele police and search and rescue personnel searched Middle Canyon for approximately six hours over the weekend. Police said that on Monday, 18 detectives recanvassed the area surrounding Morris's residence by several blocks in each direction and several areas within Middle Canyon were searched again.

Previous efforts included searching Settlement Canyon including drainages and benches, the southwest section of Tooele, abandoned buildings on the south side of Tooele, Left Hand Fork Trail behind Camp Wapiti, Silcox Canyon, and various areas of Grantsville, investigators said on Facebook.

Search efforts over the past weeks have been a collective effort by multiple agencies, including Tooele County Sheriff's Office, the Utah Department of Public Safety, the Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory, Rocky Mountain Dogs and Utah Search Dogs.

Morris' family search efforts can be found on their Facebook page: Find Rick Morris.

Tooele police are asking anyone with any information regarding Morris' whereabouts to call dispatch at 435-882-5600, option 1.

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