Day 16 of manhunt for New York prison escapees

The search continues for the two escaped convicts David Sweat and Richard Matt of the Clinton Correctional Maximum prison unit where the men were incarcerated.

State Police have found DNA evidence in a Cabin that had been broken into in, Owls head, New York in the area of Wolf Pond about 25 miles from the prison. Prison worker Gene Palmer, has been suspended from work and is being questioned by officials under suspicion of participation in the escape.

On Saturday, Allegany County state police stated that a witness spotted two men fitting the description of Sweat and Matt in the Town of Friendship County on route 20 on train lines. Sadly the search in that area has cooled off. Police have set up heavy stop and search units in the vicinity.

James Prey, an ex-employee of the correctional facility said “Matt was a model inmate but Sweat was the shady one, he seemed to be sneakier than Matt. One of the prisons Civilian employees, who was sexually involved with one of the escapees and the lack prison security may have helped the two to getaway”. Officials are still looking into these issues.

There is a $75,000 reward for information leading to the capture of these men.
-Natasha John-Baptiste
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