Morris family timeline
Dec. 19, 2002 Ð Edward Morris and his family leave for Oregon Coast during evening hours.
Dec. 20, 2002 Ð Portland relative reports the Morrises missing to the police; Edward Morris checks into Motel 6 in The Dalles under alias Jim Elliot at 10:30 p.m.
Dec. 21, 2002 Ð Morris leaves The Dalles motel after only a few hours and is sighted at gas station in Edmonds, Wash., between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.; at 8:30 a.m., hunters in Tillamook State Forest find bodies of Renee Morris and three children, believed to have been killed the previous day.
Dec. 23, 2002 Ð Tillamook County Sheriff Todd Anderson discusses the case on 'Good Morning America.'
Dec. 24, 2002 Ð Tillamook County district attorney charges Morris with killing his family; investigators search the Morris family home in North Portland.
Dec. 28, 2002 Ð Hundreds gather for memorial service at St. Johns Christian Church; 'America's Most Wanted' airs segment on Morris.
Jan. 2, 2003 Ð FBI offers $50,000 reward for information leading to arrest of Morris; family issues public plea for Morris to turn himself in.