Woman fails to return from unescorted temporary absence from Nova Institution in Truro

Laura Jane Stanley-Smith

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) says a warrant has been issued for a 24-year-old woman who failed to return to a Community-Based Residential Facility in Truro.

Laura Jane Stanley-Smith was on an unescorted temporary absence from the minimum-security unit at Nova Institution for Women.

The CSC says Truro Police were immediately contacted.

Stanley-Smith is serving a sentence of five years, four months, and 21 days for armed robbery, robbery, disguise with intent, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and failure to comply.

She's described as 5'3" and 128 pounds with a fair complexion, blue eyes, long brown hair, and piercings in her nose, ears, lip, and tongue.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Truro Police Service.