Despite a focused, daylong Tuesday search in the area of a potential sighting, authorities still haven’t located the convicted murderers who escaped from an upstate New York maximum-security prison—who have now been on the run for more than 100 hours since their cells were discovered empty at 5:30 a.m. Saturday.
For an superb and profanity-heavy summary of the entire saga, you can read this Gawker piece, but here’s the gist: Two prisoners, one serving a life sentence and the other serving 25 to life, cut through their cell walls and wound through a series of vents, catwalks, and pipes before emerging from a sewer outside the Clinton Correctional Facility. (An accomplice of one of the escapees—Richard Matt, who was convicted of kidnapping and killing a businessman named William Rickerson in 1997—described Matt as “very cunning and dangerous.”) A woman who worked at the prison and may have been having an affair with one of the escapees (Matt, who is “well-endowed“) was allegedly supposed to pick them up in her car, but checked herself into a hospital instead, possibly citing panic attacks.
And with no new leads having yet emerged after Tuesday’s fruitless search effort—which took place some 40 miles from the site of the escape—that’s all there is to report, for now. Police on Wednesday will be searching homes nearer to the prison, the New York Times says, “as they retrace steps taken earlier in the manhunt.”