ANDERSON: Missing, “at-risk,” 63-year-old located in Happy Valley

ANDERSON — Authorities have reported that an “at-risk” missing 63-year-old man has been located safe and returned home. The man was considered at risk due to suffering from dementia and a previous brain injury.


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Deputies Young and Miyasato guide missing, 63-year-old, John Morgan from a ravine where he was located. SBSO photo

The man, identified by Shasta County Sheriff’s officials as John Douglas Morgan, was last seen by family members at his home on Acero Dr., southeast of China Gulch Dr. and Oak St., Thursday morning, at around 10:45 a.m.

Morgan’s family reported him missing shortly after 6 p.m., Thursday night. Despite a search by deputies on the ground and CHP from above, officials were unable to locate the missing man that evening.

Morgan was found the next morning after officials received reports of someone yelling for help from a ravine in the area of Reel Way and High Valley Road, in the Happy Valley area west of Anderson.

After being located, Morgan was checked out by medical personnel, and determined to be uninjured. He was later returned home to his family.

Officials have not released any further information regarding their investigation.


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Trevor Montgomery, 46, recently moved to Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations, including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook, as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and The Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 27 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 14 – soon to be 15 – grandchildren.


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