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Montgomery Co LE Press Release

May 21, 2011

Reward is Offered for Information About Man Missing from Poolesville Since 2007

March 11, 2010
Media Services Division, 240-773-5030

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Reward is Offered for Information About
Man Missing from Poolesville Since 2007

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Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 5th District Investigative Section have been investigating the disappearance of John James Morris, Jr., since the summer of 2007. Mr. Morris was last confirmed seen on Monday, July 30, 2007, between 3:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. at his residence in the 24000 block of Whites Ferry Road in Poolesville, Maryland. He was reported missing to police on August 23, 2007.

In 2007 Morris was reported as a critically missing person because he had Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for which he took medication; and he had exhibited suicidal tendencies in the past. Morris had previously resided in the 4300 block of Massachusetts Avenue in Washington D.C. He has been listed as an endangered missing person in the law enforcement National Crime Institute Computer (NCIC) system since 2007.

It was learned in 2007 that Morris had left his vehicle and belongings in the driveway of the home on Whites Ferry Road where he had been living. Extensive investigative techniques have been used during this multi-year investigation to try to gain information about what may have happened to Morris. No evidence has been developed to confirm whether or not Morris remains alive. The family believes that he would not have stayed away this long without making contact with his family. His family also believes that he would not intentionally have left and abandoned his dog. At this stage of the investigation, foul play is suspected.

Morris is described as a white male, age 40, 6’1” tall, weighing 180 pounds, with graying brown hair, hazel/brown eyes, and a medium complexion. Additional identifying characteristics include: a pierced left ear, a tattoo of a panther on his right forearm, a tattoo of a scorpion on his left shoulder, a scar on the calf of one leg, and he has caps on his teeth.

Anyone who has information about the whereabouts of John James Morris, Jr. is asked to call Detective Stephens in the 5th District Investigative Section at 240-773-6239. Callers who wish to remain anonymous and become eligible for a cash reward should call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers of Montgomery County will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that is provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for a felony crime against the victim. Calls placed to the Investigative Section will not be eligible for a cash reward


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