DNA, boots, bloodied socks found in hunt for escaped killers Richard Matt and David Sweat

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DNA, Boots, Bloodied Socks Found in Hunt for Escaped Prisoners


There has been a break in the hunt for prison escapees Richard Matt andDavid Sweat.

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Fresh DNA was found in a cabin near Owls Head, N.Y., just 30 miles from the New York prison where they escaped from, indicating they were there within the last 24 hours.

A hunter reported that his cabin had been broken into and found a jug of water and a jar of peanut butter on a table in the hunting cabin. Boots and bloodied socks were also found.

The owner of the cabin reportedly spotted a man running out the back

The focus of the search was on Friendship, N.Y., 350 miles south of the prison, where a woman reported seeing two men matching their description walking beside the railroad tracks. But that report is now being discounted and the search is targeting the Adirondecks

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Four additional corrections officers are under investigation for allegedly helping them escape. One officer, Gene Palmer, has been placed on administrative leave.

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