Updated: 37-year-old high-risk offender arrested after leaving East Vancouver halfway house

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      Update: The Vancouver Police Department announced today (April 2) that Justina Ellis has been located and arrested.

      Original article (March 30):

      Vancouver police are trying to track down a high-risk offender who has vanished after departing from a halfway house yesterday.

      The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) stated today (March 30) that Justina Ellis, who is 37 years old, didn’t return to her halfway house in East Vancouver after she left on March 29.

      She is wanted Canada-wide for failing to comply with her longterm supervision order, and she has a history of violent behaviour.

      She is described as an Indigenous female who is 163 centimetres (five-feet, four-inches) tall and weighs 61 kilograms (135 pounds). She has brown hair and brown eyes.

      When she was last seen, she was wearing a black oversized hooded jacket and blue jeans, and she was also carrying a purse.

      Anyone who sees her or know of her whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately.

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