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Search for missing Windsor man called off

  • Stephen Michael Morris.

A weeklong search in the Trinity Alps for a missing Windsor man was called off Saturday, the whereabouts of Steve Morris still unknown despite days of searching in the area where he disappeared.

Morris, 59, 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 Aug. 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.

No trace of him has been found despite days of search and rescue operations in the area, church officials said Saturday.

Authorities told Morris’ wife, Carrie, that her husband was “presumed to have fallen into an area that is inaccessible or too dangerous to get to,” Pastor Dale Flowers said in an online post.

Morris, who ran a Christian family therapy practice with his wife, was said to be an experienced hiker and backpacker.

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.

You can reach Staff Writer Mary Callahan at 521-5249 or mary. callahan@pressdemocrat.com.


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