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For Immediate Release

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February 22, 2010 DUSM Cory Cunningham,
District of Oregon, (503) 326-5276;
U.S. Marshals Arrest Coos County, Oregon Murder Suspect

Prince William County, VA - Today at 9:30 AM, Gabriel Morris, a 34 year-old white male, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF) near a residence on Dominion Drive in Dumfries, Virginia.

Morris was wanted for charges of two counts of Aggravated Murder following the discovery of murder victims Robin Lynn Anstey and Robert William Kennelly in Bandon, Oregon on February 11, 2010. The U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force (OFTF) joined the investigation on February 12, 2010. Investigators feared that once confronted, Morris might try and harm his wife and daughter who were traveling with him.

Morris was in Dumfries, Virginia staying with a local resident when community members recognized Morris from an America’s Most Wanted episode that aired on February 20th. The tip was called in to the Prince William County Sheriffs Office and was referred to the CARFTF. The CARTF acted quickly and located Morris during surveillance, then moved in and made the arrest without incident. At the time of his arrest, Morris was armed with a loaded .45 caliber handgun and was driving in a Ford Explorer accompanied by the female homeowner of the residence where he was staying. Also at the time of his arrest, Morris’ wife Jessica and young daughter were located in a silver Ford Taurus that investigators had been looking for during the investigation. Both vehicles were leaving the residence together at the time of the arrest.

The U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Portland Police Bureau, Oregon State Police, Multnomah County Probation & Parole, Clackamas County Probation & Parole, and the Oregon National Guard. For more information you can go to www.usmarshals.gov.
 

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