Manhunt focuses on upstate area
The focus of an intense manhunt for two escaped murderers has shifted back to upstate New York, with police saying that Richard Matt and David Sweat may have spent time in a cabin about 20 miles from the maximum- security prison they f led more than two weeks ago.
A reported burglary near the Franklin County hamlet of Owl’s Head, about 20 miles from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, led police to refocus search efforts there, New York State Police Maj. Charles Guess said.
Authorities were not ready to release information about possible DNA evidence linking Matt and Sweat to the burglary, he said.
“This is a confirmed lead for us,” Guess said. “We’re going to run this to the ground.”
Matt, 48, and Sweat, 35, were discovered missing June 6.