Convicted murderer escapes from Mission Institution

Police are searching for Shawn William Merrick who went missing from Mission Institution on March 31.

  • Apr. 1, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Mission residents should be on the look out for an escapee.

On March 31, during a count in the minimum security unit at Mission Institution, staff members discovered that Shawn William Merrick was not accounted for.

Merrick is 43 years old, measures 173 cm (5’ 8”) in height and weighs 64 kg (141 lbs). He has a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair.

He has a burn scar all over his right forearm and a two inch scar on his neck. He also has a tattoo of skulls on his left upper arm, a heart with the name “Jade” on his right upper back, a dragon on his right upper arm and on the left side of his chest he has a skull.

He is currently serving an indeterminate sentence for second degree murder.

He has also served sentences for robbery, and import/export of a schedule I/II substance.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) immediately contacted the Mission RCMP and a warrant for his arrest has been issued.

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Merrick is asked to contact police.

CSC will investigate the circumstances of this incident and is working with the police to locate the offender as quickly as possible.


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