June 1962 Alcatraz escape attempt

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The fake dummy heads used by the inmates to trick the guards
Frank Morris was the inmate who created the escape plan. The Anglin brothers joined in after they heard his plan

The June 1962 Alcatraz escape was a prison escape from Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in San Francisco Bay. Inmates Frank Morris and brothers John and Clarence Anglin were the ones who escaped from the prison. The three men were able to escape from their cells and leave the island in a raft.

However it is unknown if Morris and the Aglin brothers escaped alive or drowned to death.[1][2][3] The inmates who escaped created fake heads to trick the guards into thinking they were asleep in their cells. They also made a raft to escape.

In 1979, the FBI officially closed its investigation, saying that the men drowned in San Francisco Bay, while trying to reach land.[4][5][6] However, the United States Marshals Service has continued to keep the escapees on its wanted list as many people reported to have seen them in Florida, Maryland and even Brazil.[7][8]

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  1. "3 Robbers escape from Alcatraz cells". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. June 12, 1962. p. 1A.
  2. "Massive search made for Alcatraz escapees". Bend Bulletin. (Oregon). UPI. June 12, 1962. p. 1.
  3. "3 prisoners are missing from 'Rock'". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. June 13, 1962. p. 1.
  4. "A Brief History of Alcatraz". Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  5. "Alcatraz – Page 6". Legendsofamerica.com. Archived from the original on 27 August 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  6. "Alcatraz Escape". FBI Records: The Vault. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  7. "After 50 Years, the U.S. Marshals Remain Diligent in Hunt for Renowned Alcatraz Escapees". www.usmarshals.gov. Archived from the original on March 19, 2018. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  8. "Case 68: Escape from Alcatraz – Casefile: True Crime Podcast". Casefile: True Crime Podcast. November 25, 2017. Retrieved May 7, 2018.