Ottawa police issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant Monday for a man who didn't show up to face second-degree murder charges last month.

Police say 23-year-old Mohamed Jama Yusuf is charged in the 2008 death of 51-year-old Sean Murphy in west Ottawa.

The Edmonton native was arrested in 2009 and released to his mother's home in his hometown.

He was committed to stand trial in a 2010 preliminary hearing, but failed to appear at Ottawa Superior Court on Oct. 11 of this year.

Police said his last known address was in Edmonton but his current whereabouts are unknown.

They said if you see him, call 911 immediately instead of approaching him.