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TOOELE — The Utah Cold Case Coalition on Thursday announced a $10,000 reward for finding a missing Tooele man with diabetes.
Rick Morris, a Type 1 diabetic, went missing on June 25 with no insulin, the coalition said in a news release.
"Rick reported critically low blood sugar levels prior to going missing. His family was able to get him to eat a sandwich, but he was gone before they could recheck his blood sugar," the statement said.
Morris was last seen at his home, near 780 W. 700 South, in Tooele.
He is described as having hazel-colored eyes and dark brown hair with a beard and mustache. He is around 6 feet and 1 inch tall, weighs between 150 and 170 pounds and is 32 years old.
The family and Utah Cold Case Coalition have organized a search for him between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday. The group will gather at the north entrance of a meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 1030 S. 900 West in Tooele.
The family is also asking Tooele County residents to search their properties including sheds, barns, old cars and RVs for Morris or his belongings.
"With low blood sugar Rick gets confused, disoriented and tired. He could have found somewhere he thought was safe to sleep in. That's why it's important to look even in places you might think are unlikely," said Michelle Palmer, with Corner Canyon Investigations, which is aiding in the search.
"We are so grateful for the Utah Cold Case Coalition offering a $10,000 reward and to the Destiny Project for helping coordinate search efforts. We'd like to thank the Tooele City Police Department for their efforts in helping to find Rick. The detectives and officers have volunteered their time and resources and we're so glad to have their support," said Mariah Morris, his sister, adding thanks to Palmer.