Convicted killer escaped from British Columbia prison…Is he headed to US?

  • Convicted killer escaped from British Columbia prison…Is he headed to US?

Convicted killer escaped from British Columbia prison…Is he headed to US?

The murderer of a 16-year-old girl was reported missing on Friday in the minimum security prison in Mission, British Columbia.

Correctional Service Canada said the killer was arrested around 11:15 a.m. Saturday by RCMP officers from Agassiz, a jurisdiction located more than 50 kilometres east of Mission across the Harrison River, but it's unclear exactly where Dezwaan was found.

Dezwann, of Kelowna, B.C., was serving a life sentence with no chance of parole for 15 years after being convicted of second degree murder in 2003.

On Oct. 13, 2001, Dezwaan sexually assaulted Cherish Billy Oppenheim, a 16-year-old First Nations girl in Merritt, and then beat her to death.

"Ensuring the safety and security of institutions, staff, and public remains the highest priority in the operations of the federal correctional system".

CSC is now conducting an investigation into the incident, including how Dezwaan escaped.

During his trial, Wellwood said that he had last been in contact with his father in 2001, at the age of 7, right after his imprisonment for Oppenheim's rape and murder. The teens tried to strangle her; they eventually suffocated her with a bag over her head. "I felt I was less than him and now I find I have become a worse man". "At one time, he was on the same wing as Robert Pickton".