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A Convicted Murderer Has Escaped From A Canadian Prison And Is Now On The Run

Members of the public are not to approach this man who escaped from prison.
A Convicted Murderer Has Escaped From A Canadian Prison And Is Now On The Run

If you send someone to jail it’s because they’ve done something wrong and they need to stay there for their sentence.

But a convicted murderer who is supposed to be serving a life sentence has broken out and is currently on the run from the law.

Here’s what we know right now. 


John Norman MacKenzie was serving life at the minimum-security Mission Institution in B.C. when he managed to escape sometime before the 10:00 p.m. roll call last night.

Staff say that he was seen in the prison around 7 p.m. before his escape, police won't say how he managed to escape only that he is a 'walk away inmate.'

MacKenzie has been convicted of second-degree murder, as well as armed robbery and other more minor offences. 

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According to the RCMP Mackenzie has no ties to the community surrounding the prison and they believe that he is a low risk to the public in the area. 

MacKenzie was last seen wearing jeans and a white t-shirt. He is described as 5’9”, about 196 lbs. with blue eyes with grey/brown hair and a goatee.

There is also a scar on the side of his right eye.  

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While the RCMP classify him as a low-risk inmate, they are asking the public not to approach him if they see him.  

Anyone with any information about MacKenzie’s whereabouts is asked to call Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-8477. 

Source: RCMP