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Escaped Murderer in Pennsylvania

The manhunt for convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante enters its eighth day today as police continue to search the area around Chester County Prison 30 miles west of Philadelphia. The 5-foot-tall, 34-year-old Brazilian has been credibly spotted four times since he escaped last Thursday, prompting school closures in two districts.

Cavalcante was sentenced to life in prison last month for the 2021 murder of his former girlfriend in front of her two young children; he is also wanted for homicide in Brazil. Authorities released a video of the inmate scaling two close walls in a corner of an outside exercise area, which they believe brought him to the roof (a method reportedly used by another escapee in May). Police shifted the search area by several miles to the south Monday night after a trail camera recorded Cavalcante near a public garden.

Police have directed residents to lock their doors as Cavalcante is considered armed and dangerous. There is a $10K reward for any tips leading to his capture.

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