Authorities still searching for convicted murderer, escapee

Roderick Muchikekwanape escaped a Canadian prison in October. He was last seen taking a bus to Everett.

Roderick Muchikekwanape is on the run after escaping a Canadian prison. He’s convicted of murder and sexual assault. (U.S. Marshals Service)

Roderick Muchikekwanape is on the run after escaping a Canadian prison. He’s convicted of murder and sexual assault. (U.S. Marshals Service)

EVERETT — A man convicted of murder and sexual assault is still on the lam after he escaped a Canadian prison in October, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Roderick Muchikekwanape, 42, reportedly escaped from custody in Mission, British Columbia, on Oct. 29. He was seen a day later in Sumas, Washington, where someone gave him a ride to Bellingham.

At a gas station, he asked someone how to catch a bus to Seattle. Cameras show him boarding a bus to Mount Vernon, and then getting on another bus to Everett.

Roderick Muchikekwanape is on the run after escaping a Canadian prison. He’s convicted of murder and sexual assault. (U.S. Marshals Service)

Roderick Muchikekwanape is on the run after escaping a Canadian prison. He’s convicted of murder and sexual assault. (U.S. Marshals Service)

Muchikekwanape is 6-feet-1, weighs 225 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He has several aliases, according to a news release: Much, Roderick Toot Much, Rodney Muchikekwanape, Thomas Robert Gambler and Paul Edward Starkes.

He was serving a life sentence for the 1998 sexual assault and killing of Kimberley Clarke, a 36-year-old mother of three, under the Redwood Bridge in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He had reached parole eligibility in August and had been transitioning for release, according to CBC News.

While Muchikekwanape has a violent history, authorities don’t believe he presents an immediate threat to the general public, according to an October statement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Still, if seen, people are advised to call 911 and not to approach him.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the U.S. Marshals Service at 877-926-8332.

Zachariah Bryan: 425-339-3431; zbryan@heraldnet.com. Twitter: @zachariahtb.

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