Police Catch Escaped Killer After Nearly 40 Years On The Run

Oscar Juarez, 66, was sentenced to life in prison for the 1978 killing of a Toledo, Ohio man; however, the convicted killer had no plans to spend the rest of his life in jail.

In 1978, after cutting through the bars of his state prison cell in Marion, Ohio, Juarez fled the facility and disappeared into society.

He would manage to elude law enforcement for the next four decades, although on two occasions he was arrested but never identified as a wanted convict because he was using a fake identity. 

His life on the run came to an end on Thursday night in St. Paul, Minnesota, when law enforcement officers located and arrested Juarez in a small, basement apartment he had been renting. 

Ohio Parole Regional Director Todd Ishee said of the arrest, "Juarez was one of our most sought after fugitives due to the measures he took to escape and evade capture and his serving of a life sentence."


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