VPD warns high-risk sex offender who murdered UVic student to live in Vancouver during parole

Vancouver Police Department

Vancouver Police are warning the public that Scott Mackay, a high-risk sex offender, will be residing in Vancouver and poses a significant risk to women in the community, including sex workers.

Mackay, 61, is currently on day parole and is serving a life sentence for convictions of sexual assault, forcible confinement, and second degree murder.

Mackay was convicted of the murder of University of Victoria student Marguerite Telesford, who went missing in January 1987 after she failed to return home after a morning jog. She was 20 years old at the time of her death.

He was initially convicted of first-degree murder. However, following a successful appeal, the court reduced his conviction to second degree with parole eligibility set at 15 years. He’s now out on day parole after spending nearly 40 years behind bars.

Mackay is 5’10”, has a slim build, short grey hair, and hazel-coloured eyes.

While living in the community, Mackay must abide by the following conditions:

  • He cannot consume, purchase, or possess alcohol
  • He cannot consume, purchase or possess drugs, other than prescribed medication
  • He must report all contacts with females to his parole supervisor
  • He cannot purchase, acquire, possess, or access pornography or sexually explicit material in any form or type of media
  • He will have a 10 p.m. curfew
  • He cannot own or operate a vehicle except in emergency situations that is approved by his parole supervisor
  • He cannot be in the presence of sex workers

VPD says anyone who witnesses Mackay in violation of any of these conditions is asked to call 9-1-1.

With files from CHEK’s Ethan Morneau

SEE ALSO: ‘Makes no sense’: Man convicted of murdering UVic student granted day parole

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