LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 8, 2012) - On October 7, 2012, at approximately 10:45 p.m., during a headcount, personnel at Montée St-François Institution, a minimum security federal institution located in Laval, discovered that inmate Gilles Meloche had escaped.

Gilles Meloche, 56 years old, is described as 170 cm in height (5' 7"), his weight is 109 kg (240 lb). He has blue eyes, shaved brown hair, wears glasses with a black frame, a skull tattoo on his right arm, a heart tattoo on the inside of his left arm, a genie tattoo on the top of his left arm and a scar on his left hand. He is serving an indeterminate sentence since September 13, 1980 for second degree murder, attempted murder, forcible confinement, theft and armed robbery.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Gilles Meloche is asked to contact police.

CSC and Montée St-François Institution will be conducting a joint investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident and are working with the Sûreté du Québec and Laval Police to locate this offender as quickly as possible.

CSC has given the police all available information to assist in the inmate's apprehension.

Contact Information:

Serge Abergel
Regional Communication Manager
Correctional Service Canada