Police looking for convicted murderer who left minimum security unit

Police in New Brunswick are looking for a convicted murderer from Dorchester Penitentiary who failed to return to a minimum-security unit after he was granted an unescorted temporary absence.

The Correctional Service of Canada says 66-year-old Jack Woods is serving an indeterminate sentence for manslaughter and second-degree murder.

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The agency says Woods was staying at a community-based residential facility in Moncton when he left and didn’t come back Thursday.

An undated photo of Jack Woods,
An undated photo of Jack Woods,. Correctional Service of Canada

Woods stands 5-7, weighs 223 pounds and has a fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair and is missing both of his little fingers.

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He also has a leopard tattoo on his right upper arm and skull tattoos on his left forearm and upper arm.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest and the RCMP have been called in.

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