Mission RCMP have located 83-year-old Ralph Whitfield Morris, a convicted murderer who escaped from Mission Institution.

UPDATE: 83-year-old convicted murderer back in custody

RCMP have captured Ralph Whitfield Morris who escaped from Mission Institution

An 83-year-old convicted murderer who escaped from Mission Institution today is back in custody.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. today (April 25) inmate Ralph Whitfield Morris was apprehended by the Mission RCMP.

Details of his capture have not been released.

CSC is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Original story:

An 83-year-old convicted murderer has escaped from Mission Institution.

On Wednesday (April 25), during the 11 a.m. count in the minimum security unit at Mission Institution, staff members discovered that Ralph Whitfield Morris was not accounted for.

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

Morris is 5’7” and weighs 150 pounds.

He has a fair complexion, green eyes and grey hair. He is currently serving a life sentence for Second Degree Murder and Escape Lawful Custody.

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Morris 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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