Pennsylvania escapee eludes police as search enters ninth day

Posted on AllSides September 8th, 2023
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An escaped murderer on the run in southeast Pennsylvania has so far eluded hundreds of law officers as the search entered its second week and nervous residents stayed alert for any sign of the fugitive.

Danelo Souza Cavalcante, a 34-year-old from Brazil, escaped from the Chester County Prison on Aug. 31 by scaling a wall, climbing over razor wire and jumping from a roof. The breakout mirrored an earlier escape there in May and wasn’t detected by guards for a full hour, authorities said.

Since the escape, there have been eight sightings that police believe...

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