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With the Man Who Killed Her Sister on the Loose, She's Terrified

Sister of prison escapee's victim speaks out

(Newser) - It's been more than a week since Danelo Cavalcante escaped from a Pennsylvania prison , and the family of the woman he murdered is "terrified," says the Chester County district attorney. "They do have protection, and they are terrified. They haven't left their home," DA...

Murderer Used 'Crab Walk' to Escape Pennsylvania Prison

Search for Danelo Cavalcante enters 8th day

(Newser) - Thursday marks one week since convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante escaped from a Pennsylvania prison, and the search continues in Chester County, about 25 miles west of Philadelphia. The reward for information leading to his capture has been increased to $20,000. On Wednesday, officials detailed how exactly the 34-year-old, who...

FBI Renews Its Hunt for 'Wisconsin's State Ghost'

It releases photos of Leo Burt that have been aged 50 years

(Newser) - Leo Burt was 22 when he was suspected of helping to commit the largest act of domestic terrorism at the time: bombing a mathematics center at the University of Wisconsin. The Aug. 24, 1970, attack, thought to be in protest of the Vietnam War, killed 33-year-old physics researcher Robert Fassnacht...

'Even While I Was in the House, I Would Have My Doors Locked'

Danelo Cavalcante still has not been found in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - The search for escaped murderer Danelo Cavalcante entered its seventh day Wednesday, with the community around the Chester County Prison, from which he escaped Thursday, on high alert. A Pennsylvania State Police lieutenant said that if his home were around the search area, "even while I was in the...

Broad Search Underway for Escaped Murder Convict
Escaped Murderer
Spotted on Camera
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Escaped Murderer Spotted on Camera

Danelo Cavalcante, who fled county jail in Pennsylvania, also is wanted in Brazil

(Newser) - The murderer who fled a Pennsylvania jail last week was spotted around 12:30am Saturday on a residential surveillance camera around a mile and a half from Chester County Prison, from which he escaped Thursday, CBS News reports. Roads in the area were blocked off to anyone other than residents...

Police Spot Mob Fugitive Among Soccer Fans

Italian suspect is picked up in Corfu after celebrating hometown team's title

(Newser) - Hometown passion for this year's soccer champions from Naples has betrayed the hideout of a longtime crime fugitive from Italy, who was captured while riding a motor scooter on a Greek island, Italian police said Saturday. Naples-based Carabinieri paramilitary police said the man, who was on Italy's list...

'This Guy Is Very, Very Good at Fooling People'

Allen Todd May, 58, who escaped from Colorado prison in late 2018, is captured in Fort Lauderdale

(Newser) - A career fraudster who escaped from a federal prison in Colorado nearly five years ago was captured this week while moving into a $1.5 million house near the ocean on Florida's Gold Coast, federal officials said Friday. Federal marshals arrested Allen Todd May, 58, at the house in...

Case of American Accused of Faking Death Takes New Turn

Scottish judge rules Nicholas Rossi can be extradited to Utah to face charges

(Newser) - An American fugitive accused of faking his own death to avoid a rape charge in Utah can be extradited to the US, a judge in Scotland ruled Wednesday, calling the man "as dishonest and deceitful as he is evasive and manipulative." The wanted man known in Scotland as...

Couple Spot Jail Escapee, Ending His Time on the Run

Michael Burham emerged from the woods in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - After Michael Burham escaped from jail Hollywood-style and disappeared into the woods of Pennsylvania, authorities were preparing for a long manhunt because of the fugitive's purported survivalist skills. The 34-year-old's freedom ended up falling just short of 10 days. The Pennsylvania State Police arrested him early Saturday evening...

Family Discovers Father Was a Fugitive for 43 Years
Family Discovers 'Orphan' Dad
Killed His Parents in 1958
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Family Discovers 'Orphan' Dad Killed His Parents in 1958

William Arnold Leslie escaped prison, died a free man in Australia in 2010

(Newser) - A man in Australia who tried to learn more about his late father's background discovered that he had covered up a huge secret for 43 years. The US Marshal Service says the man known to his family as John Vincent Damon was actually William Leslie Arnold, who killed his...

Texas Governor Slammed for Tweets After Mass Shooting

Gregg Abbott labels victims 'illegal immigrants'; reward for suspected gunman jumps to $80K

(Newser) - On Saturday, Texas authorities had an idea where the suspect in a mass shooting that killed five Friday night might have been hiding out. By Sunday, that inkling had vanished. "We do not know where he is. We do not have any tips on where he may be,"...

Fugitive in Texas Killings 'Could Be Anywhere'

Searchers pick up, lose trail of man sought in shooting deaths of five people

(Newser) - Law enforcement officials searching for the suspect in the fatal shooting of five people in a Texas home were able to track his cellphone until that stopped working Saturday evening. Authorities said they believe Francisco Oropeza, 38, has left the Cleveland, Texas, area, where his neighbors were shot to death...

Ex-Maryland Governor's Chief of Staff Dead in FBI Standoff

Roy McGrath was wanted on charges that included wire fraud

(Newser) - Fugitive Roy McGrath, who served as chief of staff for former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, died Monday during a confrontation with the FBI near Knoxville, Tennessee, reports the Washington Post . McGrath's death came after a 21-day manhunt sparked by his failure to appear in a Baltimore federal court for...

Killer Rapist Thought to Have Died in Prison Actually Escaped

Thabo Bester has been loose for 10 months, says South Africa's corrections department

(Newser) - Last May, South African prison authorities announced a man serving a life sentence for rape and murder had died in a fire in his cell. Dubbed the "Facebook rapist" for his habit of luring victims on the site, Thabo Bester had apparently set himself alight inside the maximum-security Manguaung...

Police: On-the-Lam Torture Suspect Is Dead

Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, per Oregon cops

(Newser) - Police on Tuesday said the case of a man wanted in Oregon for a violent kidnapping case had been "resolved." Now, an update: Benjamin Obadiah Foster is dead. A Grants Pass Police Department rep tells KTVL that the 36-year-old suspect died after being taken to the hospital with...

Cops: Man Wanted for 'Random' Murders Killed Himself

Police say Jarid Haddock killed 3 people in Yakima, Washington convenience store

(Newser) - A 21-year-old man wanted in the random killing of three people at a convenience store in Yakima, Washington, early Tuesday shot and killed himself as officers approached him behind some warehouses several hours later, authorities said. Yakima Police Chief Matt Murray said at a news conference that authorities had received...

What Gave Away One of Italy's Biggest Mob Bosses

Matteo Messina Denaro's sickness led cops right to a Sicilian health clinic

(Newser) - In a story that seems made for Hollywood, Italian police this week captured one of Italy's most famous fugitives: Matteo Messina Denaro, who helped lead the Cosa Nostra mob syndicate even as he was on the run for the past three decades. And it was a routine, somewhat expected...

Porn Fugitive on FBI Most Wanted List Is Caught

Michael Pratt, accused of sex trafficking, was arrested in Spain

(Newser) - The founder of a California-based porn empire that coerced young women into filming adult videos has been arrested in Spain, three years after he fled while facing federal sex-trafficking charges, the FBI announced. Michael James Pratt was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, per the AP . Spanish National...

Man Sentenced for Faking Death to Avoid Sex Charges

Jacob Blair Scott is already serving an 85-year sentence for abusing 14-year-old

(Newser) - A man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for faking his own death in Alabama to avoid criminal charges of impregnating a teenage girl in his home state of Mississippi. Jacob Blair Scott was sentenced Monday in Alabama, the AP reports. US District Judge Jeffrey Beaverstock set the...

Killers of Popular Blogger Escape in Police Ambush

2 men who murdered Avijit Roy were on their way to court in Bangladesh

(Newser) - Two of the men who murdered a popular Bangladeshi American blogger are on the lam after a police ambush in broad daylight. The fugitives, already convicted in the 2015 murder of Avijit Roy, were being taken to court for a hearing on Sunday when multiple motorcycles disrupted their police escort...

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