Lescano is described as standing five feet six inches tall and weighing 141 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair, which police say may have recently been cut very short or shaved off entirely.
"It is the priority of IHIT to locate Mr. Lescano," said IHIT spokesperson Sgt. Stephanie Ashton in a statement.
"We are asking that anyone who knows where Mr. Lescano may be or if you see him that you call police immediately. Do not approach him."
IHIT says Lescarno is the suspect in the death of his 62-year-old mother Redelma Belisario. Her body was found by family members in a home on the 11000 block of Woodhead Road in Richmond on Tuesday afternoon.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death, but it is believed she met with foul play.
Police are asking anyone with information to call the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448 or email email@example.com. Those wishing to remain anonymous can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at solvecrime.ca.