Friday April 27, 2012

Crime News

The Case of Karver Morford

Ryder Lake murder remains unsolved, parents plead for information  

Staff/Sgt Pound, Surrey RCMP


omewhere in the community is a murderer that has yet to answer for the death of Ryder Lake resident Karver Morford who was found dead at home in November 2010.


It's been over a year since their son's death, and parents Judy McCormick and Jim Morford, want closure. They believe that someone knows something, and today at the Surrey RCMP headquarters, they made a special plea to the community looking for any information about their regarding their son.

"We know there are people out there that have information about this homicide and are not coming forward. IHIT would like to remind the public that failing to provide details of a crime is morally and ethically irresponsible. People have an obligation to society, and their communities to work with the police to ensure the public is safe." said Sgt. Jennifer Pound in a release on Thursday.


Integrated Homicide Investigations Team (IHIT) has been active with their investigation and busy following leads, and have identified persons of interest, but so far no charges have been laid. Cause of death has not been released but Mounties say that an autopsy revealed it was a killing.


Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to contact the IHIT tiplines by calling 1-877-551-IHIT(4448) or by email at:


If people wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip on their website at:


A Previous Release

The autopsy in the MORFORD death reveals a homicide, police continue to seek the publicís assistance.

Police investigators looking into the Ryder Lake murder of 35-year-old Karver Jesse MORFORD are asking for assistance from the public.


Police have concluded the extensive search they were involved in on the rural property that MORFORD was living on. Investigators still have a lot of unanswered questions at this point of the investigation.

Police have learned that MORFORD was last seen alive on Saturday November 6, 2010 and then was discovered by a family member on November 8, 2010 at around 2:00 PM deceased in his residence.

MORFORD was known to live a solitary life, however, did travel into Chilliwack every couple of days to see family and purchase grocery items.

Police are asking anyone that was in the Ryder Lake specifically on Ross Road between Saturday November 6 and Monday November 8 that saw anything suspicious or out of the ordinary to give them a call.

Anyone with information is asked to call IHIT TIP Line at 1-877-551-IHIT. If you wish to remain anonymous please call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS. Your anonymity is guaranteed.

Initial Media Release
On November 8, 2010 at approximately 2:00PM Chilliwack RCMP received a report through 911 regarding a deceased male found in a residence in the 5900 block of Ross Road in the Ryder Lake area.

Patrol officers were immediately dispatched and upon attendance discovered the deceased male inside the home along with the family member that made the discovery . Patrol officers completed a search of the residence checking for additional people in the home. Once officers were satisfied there were no others in the home they secured the area as a crime scene.

Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime Investigators attended the scene to assess the circumstances and determined that the deceased may have met with foul play.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was engaged to conduct an investigation.

Currently, the residence is being secured while investigators obtain a warrant for the residence. Once the warrant is obtained investigators from IHIT and the Lower Mainland Forensic Identification Section will enter the home to gather evidence.

The location of the incident is very rural and neighbours are acres apart. Police will be in the area attempting to speak with the neighbours to see what information they can tell us.

An autopsy is expected later this week, investigators are hopeful that the autopsy will aid in identifying a cause of death.
The victim is identified, next of kin have been notified. Police will not be releasing the name as we are allowing family to contact other family members. The victim is not known to police.



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