Search Continues as Convicted Murderer Remains on the Loose

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( – On Thursday, August 31, 34-year-old convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante escaped from the Chester State Prison. On Saturday at midnight, a residential security camera close to the prison spotted the man.

Cavalcante managed to escape on Thursday morning, and authorities launched an investigation into the incident. According to reports, the convict scaled a wall and climbed over razor wire and onto the roof to get away. Last month, the man had been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his ex-girlfriend in front of her children. He managed to escape while he was waiting to be transferred to the state prison in Pennsylvania.

The Chester County District Attorney’s office noted that after seeing the camera footage from 12:30 a.m. in Pocopson Township, they determined that the man had not altered his appearance following his escape from prison. Authorities also said that there was an attempted burglary in the area around an hour earlier than the man was caught by the security camera.

A different residential camera on Lenape Road also caught Cavalcante walking through the backyard of one of the neighbors at 1:43 a.m. In that video, the man seemed to have a backpack and something that he was carrying in his hand.

Officials issued a warning that he is considered “extremely dangerous,” while a $10,000 reward has been offered for any information regarding his whereabouts.

Deb Ryan, the district attorney also released a statement urging residents in the area to remain indoors and to call 911 if they see the man. As of September 8, there had been eight sightings of the criminal, and authorities are still actively searching for him.

Cavalcante is also wanted in Brazil for a different murder case.

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