The Metropolitan Police Department announced Wednesday that they were aiding in the hunt for a convicted murderer who escaped from a Nevada prison late last week.
Metro officers are working with the U.S. Marshals office in the search for Porfirio Duarte-Herrera, who escaped from the Southern Desert Correctional Center in Indian Springs.
Duarte-Herrera has been unaccounted for since Friday evening, though prison officials said Tuesday that escape procedures were not enacted until 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Gov. Steve Sisolak also issued a statement saying he had learned how long the prisoner had been missing.
“This is unacceptable,” the governor said in the statement.
Duarte-Herrera, 42, was serving a life sentence after being convicted in 2010 of building and planting a pipe bomb atop a car in the Luxor parking garage, killing a casino hot dog stand worker.
Duarte-Herrera is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and 135 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.
Duarte-Herrera’s friend Omar Rueda-Denvers also was convicted of murder in the bombing. Prosecutors said he orchestrated the attack to bring harm to his ex-girlfriend, Caren Chali, and her lover, Willebaldo Dorantes Antonio, 27, who died in the blast.
Chali, the mother of Rueda-Denvers’ then-3-year-old daughter, was not harmed in the bombing.
Antonio was killed after he unwittingly picked up the bomb atop his car after his shift at the Luxor.