UPDATE: Both men who failed to return to a correction facility in Victoria on Tuesday have been located and arrested thanks to a tip from the public Wednesday morning.
Victoria Police have issued a public alert as they work to locate two men who failed to return to a community correction facility Tuesday morning.
A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for both men and they are believed to be in the downtown Victoria area.
The first suspect is Jonathon Muzychka who is a federal offender serving a 17-year sentence for a variety of offences including manslaughter. He was also charged with theft under $5000, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, escape lawful custody, break and enter and robbery.
Muzychka failed to return to a community residential facility this morning. He is described as 43-year-old Caucasian man, standing 6’1″ tall with a medium build. He has short, dark brown hair that is slightly longer on top and short on the sides.
He recently wore a dark brown stubble-length beard.
In 2009, Muzychk pleaded guilty to manslaughter of 46-year-old Jacinto Eduardo Etcheverry. The victim’s body was never found. It is believed the body was dumped in a dumpster which was emptied at a landfill.
Additionally, VicPD are looking to locate and arrest Dean Reber who also failed to return to the community residential facility .
Reber is also a federal offender serving a 4 year sentence for multiple robbery convictions.
He is described as 60 year-old Caucasian man, standing 5’7″ tall with a heavy build. He has shorter, salt-and-pepper grey hair. He recently wore a grey, salt-and-pepper stubble-length beard.
ALERT | 2 men, 1 serving a sentence for manslaughter, are both wanted on Canada-wide warrants for failing to return to a #yyj community correction facility & believed to be in downtown Victoria. Patrol & BAMU officers are searching for them. If seen DO NOT APPROACH, call 911. pic.twitter.com/Wknpf8Tra2
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) January 26, 2021
According to VicPD, Reber‘s supervised statutory release has been suspended and is believed to have been in the area of Johnson Street Bridge and Victoria’s Waterfront.
Police warn not to approach either men and to call 911 immediately.