Alcatraz escape

Three prisoners’ 1962 escape from Alcatraz captivated the nation, and they were the focus of the blockbuster movie Escape From Alcatraz. The prisoners were never located after fleeing the island prison that was considered inescapable. The Federal Bureau of Prisons believed the trio drowned, but new evidence has many believing that was not the case.

A letter claiming to be from one of those prisoners surfaced this week. CBS San Francisco received a letter claiming to be from John Anglin, who escaped with his brother Clarence and Frank Morris. The letter was sent to the San Francisco Police Department in 2013 but is finally being made public. The FBI tested the letter for fingerprints but said the results were inconclusive.

“My name is John Anglin,” the letter stated. “I escape (sic) from Alcatraz in June 1962 with my brother Clarence and Frank Morris. I’m 83 years old and in bad shape. I have cancer. Yes we all made it that night but barely. If you announce on TV that I will be promised to first go to jail for no more than a year and get medical attention, I will write back to let you know exactly where I am. This is no joke.”

The trio was serving time for armed robbery and they pulled off their escape from Alcatraz by using stolen spoons, dummy heads, and a raincoat raft. More information about this letter is in the video below.

This escape is considered one of the greatest mysteries in American history. U.S. Marshal Michael Dyke inherited this case over a decade ago. He doesn’t know whether these three criminals are still alive, but he’s seen enough evidence to make him consider that fact. The prison closed a year after their escape.

Prior to her death in 1973, John and Clarence’s mother received flowers from an anonymous person. Many believe that Clarence and John possibly attended her funeral wearing women’s clothes to disguise themselves from members of the FBI, who were in attendance.

John and Clarence Anglin would be 86 and 87 years old today. Frank Morris would be 90. A video about their escape from the infamous prison can be seen below. Nephews of the Anglin brothers claim the pair fled to Brazil after escaping Alcatraz.

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If you are fascinated with this story, check out our story on a notorious bank robber who also managed to escape from prison. Criminals have always tried to escape justice, including notorious drug lord El Chapo, who was eventually captured by Mexican authorities, which you can read about here.

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Source: Fox News

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