Endangered man, 42, reported missing in Morris

Samuel (Sam) J. Jenkins

MORRIS – A 42-year-old Morris man was reported missing last month after a family member told police they had not seen or heard from him.

The Morris Police Department is asking people to be on the lookout for Samuel “Sam” J. Jenkins, who was last seen wearing a denim jacket and blue jeans Nov. 23. He is 6-foot-1 and weighs about 200 pounds.

Police said they have searched multiple areas in Ottawa and Joliet and an extensive search of the wooded area behind Walmart has been conducted.

Police said Jenkins is homeless and is known to have mental health issues, which puts him at risk. He has not accessed his money in more than a month.

Deputy Chief Paul Burke said Jenkins is not in any trouble and they are looking to check on his welfare.

Anyone with information or who has recent contact with Jenkins is asked to call Burke at 815-942-1158.