Confessed U.S. killer could head to Canada: authorities
A confessed killer who escaped from a New Jersey psychiatric hospitalmay beon his wayto Canada, where the man owns land, authorities said Tuesday.
The hunt for William Enman, 64,wasextendedto Canada after authorities discovered he may own land in Nova Scotia, said Ellen Lovejoy, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Human Services.
Provincial records show that two hectares of land in Maxwellton, Digby County, were transferred to Enman on March 19 from an Ontario company specializing in hunting and cottage sites, according to the Halifax Chronicle Herald.
Enman disappeared from Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Winslow Township on Sunday. He was carrying a backpack of survival equipment, according to a county prosecutor.
"As far as we're concerned, he's still a danger to others," Robyn D'Onofrio, a spokeswoman for the Morris County prosecutor's office, said Monday.
Enman, a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the killing of his roommate and the man's four-year-old son in New Jersey in the 1970s. Enman confessed to the killings.
He has been involuntarily committed to state hospitals ever since, though he has frequently asked judges to release him, and hasgone missingseveral times in the past. He has also been caught with marijuana and a crossbow.
Enman, whohad privileges toroam unescorted around the 265-hectare hospital grounds, left for a walk around 2 p.m. on Sunday and never returned.
Police have described Enman asfive feet nine inches talland 145 pounds with greying hair, brown eyes and scars on his right eyebrow, chin, left elbow and right thigh. He was wearing a green shirt and black pants when last seen.
With files from the Associated Press