Alcatraz and government officials have long believed that three convicts who escaped in 1962 from the now-closed island prison in San Francisco Bay drowned. The amazing feat inspired the great movie Escape form Alcatraz starring Clint Eastwood.
Looks like that theory may be a false one.
A new History channel special “Alcatraz: Search for the Truth” has presented new evidence that suggests brothers John and Clarence Anglin made good their escape, dodged the authorities and set up new lives in Brazil.
A family photo, snapped in 1975, was allegedly taken by the brothers’ family friend Fred Brizzi. Brizzi gave the photo to the brothers’ family in 1992. Their nephews Ken and David Widner recently handed it over to retired US marshal Art Roderick, the man who was tasked with hunting the escapees down for two decades.
A forensic expert has indicated to Roderick that the photo is likely genuine, and that the men are in fact the Anglin brothers.
Roderick is now trying to restart the case, hoping that an investigation will be launched in Brazil.
The brothers, if still alive, would be in their 80s.
Read more about this story HERE in the Daily Mail!