Crime & Courts

Police seek more victims as man formerly of Eagle River is charged with sexually abusing minor

Update, 4 p.m. Friday:

Thomas Morrical has been taken into custody, the Anchorage Police Department said Friday. Detectives are still seeking other victims and people who knew him in Eagle River around 2007.

Original story:

Thomas Dale Morrical, a 43-year-old man formerly of Eagle River and now living in a small Texas town, was charged this week with sexually abusing a minor.

Anchorage police say there may be more victims from the time he was living in Alaska.

Morrical was indicted Tuesday by an Anchorage grand jury with 12 counts of sexual abuse of a minor, online records show.

Morrical lives in Mineral Wells, Texas, police said, which is a small town west of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, police said in a written statement.


Police say he "appears to be aware" of the warrants for his arrest, and that he is avoiding law enforcement.

"It's important that residents of both the Anchorage-Eagle River area and the Dallas-Fort Worth area are aware of these warrants," police said.

Police believe that Morrical "had access to more children and that there are more victims."

Officers are hoping to talk to people who knew Morrical around 2007 in Eagle River, the agency said.

Anyone with more information is asked to call police Detective Chris Thomas at 907-786-2628 or Assistant District Attorney Kevin Bergt at 907-269-6300.

Laurel Andrews

Laurel Andrews was a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Dispatch News and Alaska Dispatch. She left the ADN in October 2018.