Man serving life for murder escapes from B.C. prison

MISSION, B.C. — RCMP are searching for an escaped inmate serving a life sentence for second-degree murder at a B.C. prison.

The Correctional Service of Canada says staff at the minimum-security Mission Institution discovered that John Norman Mackenzie was missing during a count at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday.

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Mackenzie is 57 years old, five-foot-eight and 197 pounds, with a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair.

He is also serving time for armed robbery and other offences.

The federal agency says it is investigating the incident and working with police to find Mackenzie as quickly as possible.

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