Photo_MERRICKA convicted murderer has escaped from Mission Institution, a minimum security prison.

43 year old Shawn Merrick was discovered unaccounted for during a prison count on Tuesday.

Merrick is 5 foot 8, 141 pounds, with fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair.

He has a burn scar on his right forearm, and a two inch scar on his neck.

He also has a tattoo of skulls on his left upper arm, a dragon on his right upper arm, a heart with the name “Jade” on his right upper back, and a skull on the left side of his chest.

Merrick is serving a sentence for second degree murder.