Two convicted murderers who escaped from prison and eluded a massive manhunt for three weeks had initially planned to drive to Mexico but headed toward Canada on foot when their ride backed out, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
DNA found just miles from a maximum-security prison is linked to the convicted murderers who escaped more than two weeks ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, as the manhunt for the convicts continued in far northern New York.
State police Maj. Charles Guess said Monday that the items have been sent to laboratories for DNA and other testing to see if they are linked to David Sweat or Richard Matt.
Quentin Stroman, 18, escaped from a detention facility on White Plains Road shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday, police said.
According to the NYPD, the suspect is 20-25 years old, 5’8″, thin and has a goatee. He was wearing blue jeans and a white tank top. Video of the arrest shows the whole incident.
Zoo Director Jim Breheny said she was found Wednesday morning in the garage of a local business and safely caught.