TOPIC: Another Psycho On The Loose - William Charles Morva
It seems that John Mark Karr is not the only pyscho in the news today. A 24 year old native of Chesterfield County, Virginia -- currently living in the Blacksburg, VA area -- has apparently murdered two people in the last 24 hours. William Charles Morva and Jeffrey Scott Roberts had been in jail pending arraignment on charges of "armed robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony" since August 16th. Morva and his accomplise tried to rob the Deli Mart, but found it was closed. The clerk saw them and called the police. Morva and Roberts were arrested a short time later.
While awaiting his day in court, William Morva said he injured his wrist and leg. He was taken to the hospital last night. While in the ER, he overpowered a jail guard, grabbed his gun and shot an unarmed hospital security guard, who later died. This morning, Morva was allegedly shot and killed a police officer near Viriginia Tech. There is a huge manhunt -- and Virginia Polytechnical Institute is locked down. VTNews is posting notices for students on their website.
I wonder if this is the same William Morva mentioned on roanoke.com and Slice of Sci-Fi as being an actor in a 2005 "old-style sci-fi mystery" entitled "River of Dread". The movie was filmed by former VA Tech alumnus Seneca Hayes' -- who owns Fried Squid Productions. [More on FSP at Hayes' MySpace profile]. "River of Dread" was filmed entirely in digital media, screened around Richmond, VA -- and was then reported to go straight to DVD. For some sickos, it could become a "cult" classic *if* this is the same guy.
NOTE: William Morva is a white man, 5-foot-10-inches tall and 160 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. He had shed his orange jumpsuit and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and dark shorts. He may be wearing jail-issued flip flops. You can see pictures of William Charles Morva here. Note his protruding chin -- a dead giveaway. He will likely change his hair color or cut if given enough time to rest and feel secure.
Mugshot courtesy of WDBJ7.com