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02/16/2019 09:18 EST | Updated 02/16/2019 12:42 EST

Convicted Murderer Denis Begin Escaped Custody In Laval, Que., Officials Say

He was discovered missing on Friday.

Denis Begin is shown in an undated photo released by Sûreté du Québec.
Sûreté du Québec
Denis Begin is shown in an undated photo released by Sûreté du Québec.

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.