Police continue to search for missing patient, Marcel Lawrence

Marcel David Lawrence
Marcel David Lawrence. Credit: Halifax Regional Police

UPDATE, OCT. 21: The 28-year-old patient who was missing from a forensic hospital in Dartmouth whom police requested the public's assistance in locating last week has been found and is safe.

Halifax Regional Police are continuing to search for a patient who went missing from a Halifax area forensic psychiatric facility earlier this week.

On October 13 at approximately 8:45 p.m., Marcel David Lawrence, 28, was reported to police as having escaped custody.

Mr. Lawrence is described as a black man who has brown eyes and short dark hair. He is six feet tall and weighs 232 lbs. He has several tattoos on his face and neck. He was last seen wearing a light grey sweat suit and sneakers.

His risk to himself and others increases with the length of time he is away from treatment.

Police advise citizens to not approach Mr. Lawrence and call 911 if they see him. Anyone with information regarding Mr. Lawrence or his whereabouts is asked to call 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or via the P3 Tips App.