Joyce Kringuk, serving a life sentence for murder at a Winnipeg prison, has escaped after she walked out through the back entrance.
The Correctional Service of Canada says 42-year-old Kringuk was being housed at the Eagle Women’s Lodge when she escaped Monday.
Kringuk shot and killed her husband Joani Kringayark, a wildlife officer, at point-blank range in 2008.
The correctional service says lodge staff immediately contacted Winnipeg police and a warrant for her arrest was issued.
Kringuk is described as four-feet, nine-inches tall and weighing 170 pounds, with a medium complexion, brown eyes and black hair, and scars on her lower back and the inside of her right bicep.
She also has several tattoos, including a heart on her left wrist, the name Joyce on her left shoulder, a heart with stars on her right wrist and the letters “JI” on her right forearm.