John McCluskey, along with two other convicts, escaped from the privately run Arizona State Prison on July 30. Casslyn Welch is believed to have thrown wire cutters over the fence of the prison allowing them to have cut their way through the fence. Two of the convicts, Daniel Renwick and Tracy Province have been captured. John McCluskey and his 'Bonnie' (Casslyn Welch) fiance are still at bay, somewhere. It is believed that Casslyn Welch is also a cousin to John McCluskey.
Recent evidence indicates that an earlier report that the so-called 'middle aged Bonnie and Clyde' might have been involved in a robbery in Arkansas of a beauty parlor is not true. Authorities are not reporting that any further sitings of the couple have been reported and are saying that '...they could be anywhere.'
An alert sent out by INTERPOL earlier this week to law agencies around the world is hoped to increase the possibility of a quick capture of the couple. With the last reported siting of the couple being in Montana, investigators are focusing their search on Western Montana and southern Canada.
Casslyn Welch, originally a green eyed brunette, is believed to have died her hair blonde. John McCluskey is believed to have grown out his beard and died his hair dark also. They are believed to be armed and dangerous. Authorities state that the couple are probably in a 'reactive' mode rather than a mode of thinking too far in advance. Since the escape, the fugitives have been involved in a kidnapping of truck drivers, since then released, and a murder of an elderly couple.
Milwaukee hikers, campers and nature lovers of all kinds are being asked to be extra cautious while enjoying these somewhat cooler days outside, particularly within more secluded park and forests area. Any suspected sitings should be immediately reported to local authorities. Confrontation with any suspects are highly discouraged.
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