Murderous Cons Hiding Out in Yellowstone

Two fugitives, fiancee may be heading to Canada
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 9, 2010 1:22 AM CDT
The cons and their female accomplice are believed to be hiking out in the Wyoming and Montana sections of the massive Yellowstone Park.   (AP Photo/Florentine Films and WETA, Craig Mellish, File)
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(Newser) – The remaining two murderous cons who escaped from an Arizona prison and their female accomplice are hiding out in Yellowstone Park, police believe. The trio likely fled to the area after one of the escapees murdered an older couple in New Mexico and stole their pickup truck, according to law enforcement authorities. Police believe they split up in the woods, and that none of them have survivalist or wilderness camping skills. However, "from the start, we believed these individuals would be staying at campgrounds and truck stops and other places like that. This keeps to that pattern," said Thomas Henman, supervisory deputy with the US Marshals Service in Phoenix.

The FBI, National Parks Service and Arizona cops are attempting to track the fugitives in the Wyoming and Montana sections of the massive park, which is packed with tourists for the summer season, reports the AP. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have also been warned that the criminals may attempt to flee north across the border. John McClusky and Tracy Province escaped from Arizona State Prison last month after Casslyn Welch—McCluskey's fiancee—threw wire cutters over the perimeter fence, according to police. A third man escaped but was caught.
(Read more Tracy Province stories.)

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