Murderer on the lam

The Canadian Press ~ OBJ
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Kamloops, B.C. — The RCMP has issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for a 76-year-old convicted murderer who violated his parole while living in Kamloops, B.C., and says he could be heading as far east as Newfoundland.

Ralph Morris was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of his wife in Montreal in 1982 but was on parole before he disappeared in late July.

Const. Bernie Ward says Morris has a criminal record going back to 1951 and has used violence before, including the murder.

He says Morris may be travelling by train, something he’s done in the past.

Ward says Morris could be heading either to Metro Vancouver or as far east as Newfoundland, though he did not explain why the Montreal native might try to hide in this province.

Investigators are hoping to find someone who has seen him and can give police a lead on his whereabouts.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Kamloops, Montreal, Canada Newfoundland

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Recent comments

  • Lori Batten
    August 05, 2011 - 09:46

    Whenever we are dealing with a criminal - at any level - a photo should always be provided. How can we be 'on the look out' for someone we don't even know??

  • speedy
    August 04, 2011 - 13:57

    A picture is worth a thousand words.