At least 400 officers, some working 12-hour days, are searching for a dangerous escaped convict – who continues to elude them despite multiple sightings in Pennsylvania.
It’s been 10 days since convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante climbed a wall at the Chester County Jail and rushed to freedom.
Since the 34-year-old Brazilian man’s escape on August 31, there have been nearly a dozen confirmed sightings in Chester County – including two on Friday – and officials have assigned additional officers to the manhunt. CNN reported on Saturday.
“We attracted more people during the night last night,” Lt. Col. George Bivens of the Pennsylvania State Police said Friday, adding that state police and other agencies had sent reinforcements.
“We have numerous tactical teams conducting search operations.”
State police described Cavalcante as extremely dangerous.
Cavalcante was recently sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally stabbing 33-year-old Deborah Brandao, his former girlfriend, in 2021 while her 7-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son were present.
He was awaiting transfer to a state facility when he escaped from the Chester County Jail last week by scaling a wall, climbing over barbed wire and jumping from a roof to a less secure area to escape guards.
It was a tower guard who “did not see” or report the murderer’s escape nine days ago released on Thursday. The guard, an 18-year prison veteran, has not yet been identified.