LAVAL, Que. — Government officials say a convicted murderer has escaped from custody in Laval, Que.

Correctional Service Canada says staff at the minimum-security unit of the Federal Training Centre discovered Denis Begin, 58, was missing on Friday.

They say staff made the discovery during the 12:15 p.m. head count.

Begin is currently serving a life-sentence for second-degree murder.

Officials say he has also served two sentences for conspiracy to commit a criminal act.

They’re asking anyone with information about the man’s whereabouts to call police.

The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press