Hunting cabin tested in search for escaped killers


Items found in a remote hunting cabin have been sent to labs for DNA testing to determine if they are linked to a pair of convicted killers who escaped from a nearby prison more than two weeks ago, US authorities have said.

Major Charles Guess, of New York State Police, said “specific items” were taken from the Adirondack cabin about 20 miles (32km) west of the prison where inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt escaped on June 6.

He would not give further details.

Meanwhile, searchers converged on a wooded area in the hamlet of Bellmont in northern New York. It was the latest search since the inmates broke out of the Clinton County Correctional Facility.

Acting Franklin County District Attorney Glenn MacNeill told WPTZ-TV on Sunday that a hunter had reported seeing a person fleeing from a camp in the area.

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