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More information coming on prisoner escape

LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - We're expecting to learn more information Thursday in the case of a convicted murderer who escaped from a West Michigan prison earlier this month.

Michigan Department of Corrections Director Dan Heyns is set to testify about Michael Elliot's escape in front of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee of Corrections. That's according to the Detroit Free Press.

That hearing will be in Lansing.

40-year-old Michael Elliot was serving a life sentence after he was convicted of four murders when he escaped back on February 2nd from the Ionia Correctional Facility.

He abducted an Ionia woman who later escaped unharmed and led police on a 24 hour man-hunt.

Eventually he was captured in Laporte County, Indiana where he is also facing charges.

Michigan has formally launched extradition proceedings.

We know now the request was reviewed Wednesday by the Attorney General's Office and has been sent by Governor Rick Snyder's office to the Governor in Indiana.

A spokesman for the governor says it will be next week at the earliest before Elliot is returned to Michigan to face charges.

We do have a crew headed to Thursday's correction committee hearing. The meeting starts at 9:00.