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UPDATE: Still no sign of convicted murderer who escaped from a B.C. prison last week

(UPDATE: Aug. 13 @ 1 p.m.) - The search is still on for a convicted murderer who escaped from Mission Minimum Institution last week.

John Norman MacKenzie went missing between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, which was discovered when he went unaccounted for during the prison's 10:15 p.m. head count.

<who>Photo Credit: RCMP

Staff Sgt. Steve Crawford of the Mission RCMP told NowMedia that the search for MacKenzie has resulted in "nothing at this point."

Today, the RCMP sent out a request to have a forensic artist provide an updated visual for MacKenzie, as the picture being distributed is not a recent one.

Once that new artist's sketch of MacKenzie is complete, it will be provided to the media and public.

MacKenzie is described as a 5’9”, 196 lbs Caucasian man with blue eyes, greying brown hair, a greying brown goatee and a scar on the side of right eye.

The 57-year-old is serving a life-sentence for second-degree murder, armed robbery and other offences, but is "considered to be a low risk to the public."

(Original story: Aug. 8 @ 7 a.m.) - Mission RCMP are hoping the public can help them locate John Norman MacKenzie.

MacKenzie, 57, is an inmate at the Mission Minimum Institution, where he’s serving a life-sentence for second-degree murder, armed robbery and other offences.

However, prison staff contacted the RCMP shortly after 10 p.m. on Tuesday after discovering MacKenzie wasn’t present for a nightly “head count.”


He was last seen around 7 p.m. and has no ties to the Mission community.

According to the RCMP, despite his crimes he’s “considered to be a low risk to the public.”

MacKenzie is described as a 5’9”, 196 lbs Caucasian man with blue eyes, greying brown hair, a greying brown goatee and a scar on the side of right eye.

He was last seen wearing jeans and a white t-shirt.

Anyone with information on MacKenzie’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161.

You can also report tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-8477.



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