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U.S. Marshalls Release 60-Year Progressed Photos of Alcatraz Escapees

The original images and age-processed images of the Alcatraz escapees

United States Marshals have released age-progressed images of three men who infamously escaped the maximum-security prison on Alcatraz Island in 1962.

Fugitives Frank Morris, Charles Anglin, and John Anglin, who would now be in their 90s, are still on the Most Wanted list sixty years after their breakout.

Clarence Anglin
Clarence Anglin

The age-progressed photos of the trio have been released courtesy of the FBI in a bid to bring them to justice, despite many people and analysts who are convinced that they drowned in the San Fransisco Bay Area.

John Anglin
John Anglin

It’s unclear if there are any new developments in the investigation, but the U.S. Marshals have posted the age-progressed photos of the wanted convicts on their website.

Along with the enhanced photos the authorities also released details on the tattoos and scars each man has to distinguish them along with height, weight, and eye color.

Frank Lee Morris
Frank Morris

Many free apps now offer age-processing images as fun for anyone to enjoy, however, the FBI will presumably use digital imaging specialists in the hope they get the most accurate results possible.

Escape From Alcatraz

The escape, which was immortalized in the 1979 film Escape From Alcatraz, involved three papier-mache heads resembling the men’s likeness in their beds and an inflatable raft they used to get off the infamous prison island.

The papier-mache dummies were to fool guards during bed checks which would give the escapees a 10-hour headstart. The ingenious crooks even painted faces on the plaster heads and put real human hair on them from the prison barber shop.

Dummy head used for Alcatra escape

They built a secret workshop above their cell block where Morris and Anglin fused raincoats together to make a raft that they inflated with a concertina and estimated to have boarded at 22:00 on June 11.

It was assumed their intended destination was Angel Island, two miles to the north, and a wallet belonging to Anglin was found floating near the southern shore of the island.

Escapee's prison cell

Apart from the wallet, a paddle was found as well as a deflated life jacket, but that was all the physical evidence ever found by the FBI who surmised that the men had drowned, despite no human remains ever being found.

The FBI turned the case over to the U.S. Marshals and investigator Michael Dyke told the San Fransisco Chronicle in 2012 that he believes one of the men died, but the other two survived.

“I think probably the brothers lived but there’s a chance that all three of them could have lived and they just split up once they left,” said Dyke.

“There’s still a chance they could be alive. You can’t rule out the fact that they died. But you can’t rule out the fact that they lived. That’s why we still have the warrants for them.

“There’s no body recovered,” he continued. “I can’t close the case.”


Image credits: Photos courtesy of U.S. Marshal Service.


Author: Matt Growcoot
Source: Petapixel

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