Mission RCMP have captured 83-year-old Ralph Whitfield Morris, a convicted murderer who escaped from Mission Institution.

UPDATE: 83-year-old convicted murderer back in custody

Mission RCMP have located Ralph Whitfield Morris who escaped Mission Institution earlier today

An 83-year-old convicted murderer who escaped from Mission Institution today is back in custody.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. today (April 25) inmate Ralph Whitfield Morris was apprehended by the Mission RCMP.

Details of his capture have not been released.

CSC is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Original story:

An 83-year-old convicted murderer has escaped from Mission Institution.

On Wednesday (April 25), during the 11 a.m. count in the minimum security unit at Mission Institution, staff members discovered that Ralph Whitfield Morris was not accounted for.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) immediately contacted the Mission RCMP and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

Morris is 5’7” and weighs 150 pounds.

He has a fair complexion, green eyes and grey hair. He is currently serving a life sentence for Second Degree Murder and Escape Lawful Custody.

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Morris is asked to contact police.

CSC will investigate the circumstances of this incident and is working with the police to locate the offender as quickly as possible.

Just Posted

Abbotsford parent OK with manure facility near school getting permit

Shannon Gaudette says permitting the currently illegal operation would mean tight regulations

Filmmakers tackle topic of youth and the social media epidemic

Mother and daughter from Abbotsford and Mission team up to create Selfless documentary

Mount Vernon defeats Burnaby South in Snowball final

Knights down Rebels 95-77 to earn 2019 championship, Abbotsford’s Mouat Hawks finish third

Abbotsford Week in Review: Jan. 13-19

Man sentenced to death in China has local connections, class opt-out clause dropped in new policy and more

Vancouver Motorcycle Show underway at Abbotsford’s Tradex

Event runs until 8 p.m. Saturday, and opens one last day tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Keep focus on helping Canadians at home, Trudeau tells MPs at start of meeting

Trudeau said the Liberals will offer Canadians hope amid issue like climate change and global tensions

Pettersson returns to lead Canucks to 3-2 win over Red Wings

Vancouver’s super rookie has 2 points in first game back after knee injury

Crash closes Coquihalla southbound lane south of Merritt

Accident occurred approximately 26 kilometres south of Merritt

Skaters stranded in Saint John, NB, amid storm on last day of championships

More than half of the flights out of the city’s airport were cancelled due to the weather

Call for tighter bail rules after Saudi sex-crime suspect vanishes

Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi was facing charges related to alleged sexual assault, criminal harassment, assault and forcible confinement of a woman

12 poisoned eagles found on Vancouver Island

Improper disposal of euthanized animal suspected

Olympic softball qualifier to be held in B.C.

Tournament is to be held Aug. 25 to Sept. 1

B.C. resident creates global sport training program

The 20 hour course teaches the science and application of interval training at the university level

B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes

Negative-option billing is still legal for governments

Most Read