The Case of Karver Morford
murder remains unsolved, parents plead for information
Staff/Sgt Pound, Surrey RCMP
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
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
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
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
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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