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Quadruple Murder Jail Escapee Possibly Headed To Nashville After Abducting Woman

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UPDATE: 6:45 a.m.: A man serving a life sentence for a quadruple murder escaped a Michigan jail Sunday night and is reported to have been possibly sighted this in Cheatham County this morning at a gas station on Old Clarksville Pike at Hwy. 49. FOX 17 has is awaiting word from Cheatham County for confirmation.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- An escaped murder convict is possibly headed for Nashville.

Michael David Elliot escaped from the Ionia County Correctional Facility in Michigan at around 9 p.m. Sunday, according to police. The alert says the 40-year-old has a family member in the Nashville area and he could be headed this way.

Elliot allegedly abducted a female with a boxcutter after his escape, according to police. When they stopped for gas in Indiana, she got away. He then took off in her 2004 red four-door Jeep Liberty with the license plate 5FTG55.

Elliot is 5' 8" and 165 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. He is serving a life sentence for four 1993 murders in Michigan.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts can contact Ionia Public Safety at 616-527-4431.

Michigan State Police and the Michigan Department of Corrections will be holding a press conference this morning with more information.

Photo: Michael Elliot, Courtesy Michigan Department of Corrections)

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