Robert Raymond Dezwaan was captured Saturday morning, after escaping Friday afternoon from Mission Institute.
Correctional Service Canada said he was apprehended by Agassiz RCMP at 11:15 a.m.
An investigation is now underway into exactly how Dezwaan managed to escape.
Police were on the hunt for Dezwaan, a convicted killer who went missing from Mission Institution on Friday.
He is serving a life sentence for killing a 16-year old Merritt girl in 2001.
Prison officials discovered he was missing April 14 after a 3:45 p.m. count in the minimum security section of Mission Institution.
Dezwaan is 53-years-old and described as:
- 186 lbs
- fair complexion
- green eyes
- bald head