Thursday, April 10, 1997


David Anderson, an inmate convicted of second degree murder, escaped from his cell in the California Medical Facility at Vacaville in the early morning hours of April 10, 1997.

Anderson, 36, is a white male, 5'10 ", 150 pounds, with red hair and blue eyes. He has two tear drop tattoos beneath his right eye.

Anderson was convicted of 2nd degree murder, grand theft, receiving stolen property and robbery from San Diego County in 1981. He was sentenced to 16 years, 4 months to life in state prison.

He was discovered missing by correctional staff at 7:15 a.m. Thursday morning during the early morning meal release.

All local law enforcement, the California Highway Patrol, and the FBI are joining correctional staff in the search for Anderson who is considered to be dangerous. Anyone seeing Anderson should not approach him but should contact law enforcement immediately.

For more information please contact the California Medical Facility, Investigative Services Unit (707) 449-6561