Have you seen this 'high-risk' offender? Call 911 immediately, VPD say
Published Monday, March 30, 2020 3:15PM PDT
Justina Ellis is shown in a Vancouver Police Department handout photo.
VANCOUVER -- April 2 update: Justina Ellis has been arrested, Vancouver police say.
Police are asking the public for help to find a woman who disappeared from her halfway house over the weekend.
Justina Ellis had been staying in a home in East Vancouver. She left the house on Sunday, and has not returned, officers said in an emailed statement Monday.
The 37-year-old has a history of violent behaviour, and is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for not complying with a long-term supervision order.
An LTSO is an option available to Canadian courts to extend the length of time an offender is supervised by Corrections Canada after their initial sentence is complete.
Ellis has been described as Indigenous and 5'4". She weighs about 135 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.
Police say she was last seen wearing a black oversized hooded jacket and blue jeans.
Anyone who sees her or knows where she is should call 911 immediately, Vancouver police said.