Because Morris’ injuries were believed to be the result of an assault, the criminal investigative section of the Eureka police department was notified and began investigating. On July 9, Morris died from his injuries at a local after care facility. The Eureka police department is now investigating Morris’ death as a possible homicide.
The Eureka police department’s criminal investigative services is asking for the public’s help in reconstructing the days leading up to Morris’ assault. Anyone with information about Morris or the activity that led to his injuries and death, are being asked to contact detective Terry Liles at (707) 441-4032.