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Co-Worker Of Killer Edward Paul Morris Shares Red Flags Before He Murdered Pregnant Wife And Kids

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Co-Worker Of Killer Edward Paul Morris Shares Red Flags Before He Murdered Pregnant Wife And Kids

The co-worker of killer Edward Paul Morris has shared warning signs that something wasn't right about him, before Morris murdered his family.

An Ask Me Anything thread on Reddit put the question to users, saying: "People who knew murders before they killed someone, what are some red flags you didn't notice at the time?"

One responded with a story about Morris, who took his family on a trip to Tillamook State Forest in 2002.

On the way, Morris, from Portland, Oregon, pulled into a lay-by with his family - seven months pregnant wife, Renee, and their three young children, ten-year-old Bryant, eight-year-old Alexis, and four-year-old Jonathan.

Edwards Paul Morris
Edwards Paul Morris

He shot his wife and two sons in the car along Highway 6, before driving to a wooded area and stabbing his daughter at least 18 times. The bodies of the family were found in the snow.

A Reddit user said they had a feeling something wasn't right with Morris.

They wrote: "I worked with Edward Paul Morris right up until the point he murdered his pregnant wife and their children. Can't say it was so much missed signs as much as signs that are even more disturbing in hindsight.


"On the surface he seemed like a polite, friendly guy if a little awkward. He would make small talk with me in the office break room, almost always complaining about his wife and stress at home.

"He treated it like chit-chat but it was clear he couldn't stop thinking about it.

"When a mutual co-worker and I moved into a rental house together he offered to come mow the lawn (he did some yard maintenance work on the side). We didn't have curtains up yet and I was in my new bedroom putting clothes away when I realized he was outside, lawn mower running but just standing there and staring at me through the window.

Credit: Oregon State Police
Credit: Oregon State Police

"Creeped me right the f*** out."

Morris fled the scene of the murders and went on the run for two weeks. He was captured in a car park of a drug store in January 2003. He had been described as 'armed and dangerous' but he didn't resist arrest.

Morris was charged with seven counts of aggravated murder - one for his wife, and two each for his children. In the state of Oregon, murder of a child under the age of 14 counts twice.

In September 2004, Morris pleaded guilty to all seven counts and was sentenced to serve four life terms in prison.

Featured Image Credit: Family photo

Topics: True Crime, Interesting

Amelia Ward
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