Munoz-Mendez had been in prison since April 2015 and was serving three life sentences, records show.
Munoz-Mendez was released “in error” from Rogers State Prison in Reidsville about noon Friday, department spokeswoman Lori Benoit said Monday in a news release.
It’s not clear what led to his release.
The review into the circumstances surrounding Munoz-Mendez’s release is “ongoing, to include a full internal investigation,” according to GDC Director of Public Affairs Joan Heath.
“All resources are being utilized to ensure the rapid apprehension of Munoz-Mendez,” Benoit said. “The public is reminded to call 911 and do not approach.”
Munoz-Mendez is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and about 186 pounds with brown hair and eyes, according to authorities.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact GDC officials at 478-992-5111 or by email at email@example.com.