DNA from escaped convicts found in cabin about an hour from Cornwall: report

CORNWALL, Ontario – The DNA from two convicts who escaped a prison in northern New York State has been found in a cabin about an hour’s drive from Cornwall, according to CNN.

Convicted murderers Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 35 left behind trace evidence at a burglarized cabin in Owl’s Head, N.Y. – about 70 km from the Seaway City, said CNN Monday.

Earlier reports suggested the pair may have been spotted near the Pennsylvania state border, many hours’ drive from this region.

New York State Police said items from the cabin were being tested for DNA, but there was no confirmation of the CNN report that DNA from the escapees had been found.

Matt and Sweat were discovered missing from the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., early on June 6.

The two inmates cut through cell walls, crawled through a steam pipe and climbed out a manhole to escape.

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