DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: Durham police are continuing with their hunt for the killer of 26-year-old Uxbridge resident Richard Morrison, who was found dead in his Galloway Cres. home early Friday morning.
According to police, Mr. Morrison's body was discovered by another resident of the Galloway Cres. home at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 with what police are describing as "obvious signs of trauma."
Police were present at the home through the weekend before police tape surrounding the residence was removed in the early afternoon on Monday, March 3.
Police remain tight-lipped about the incident, although they are hopeful to be able to release more information in the coming days.
"There have been no updates on the case since Saturday (March 1). We are waiting for updates from the investigative team before bringing them to the public," Sgt. Bill Calder told The Standard.
After the crime scene on Galloway Cres. was cleared on Monday, police and forensic invesigators moved across Uxbridge to the corner of Marion Dr. and Bell St., where a home was cordoned off by a yellow crime scene barrier. Two cruisers remained at the residence in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 4, although police have not confirmed whether this scene is connected to the slaying on Galloway Cres.
"At this point I can't comment on that," said Sgt. Calder.
Durham Police have maintained throughout their investigation that there is no immediate danger to residents in the vicinity of Galloway Cres., or the two schools in the area, St. Joseph and Quaker Village PS.
The death of Mr. Morrison is Durham's second homicide of 2014, after 22-year-old Shabir Niazi, was gunned down in a garage in Ajax on Feb. 19.
This is the first homicide investigated in Uxbridge since the body of 18-year-old Toronto resident Margarita Shumakova was discovered on an isolated stretch of Conc. 8 in July 2011 after last being seen in Toronto's Entertainment District on Canada Day of that year.
Anyone who may have additional information about Mr. Morrison's murder is asked to please contact Det.Rob Moore at 905-579-1520, ext. 5326.
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