Alcatraz marks 50th anniversary of mysterious escape
3 inmates still unaccounted for
- Duration 2:54
- Date Jun 12, 2012
3 inmates still unaccounted for
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How could drive the federal penitentiary in San Francisco Bay -- the rock as it's also only known to the criminal world.
Stands humiliated today and it's most of maximum security.
The victim of the ingenuity of three convicts who mocked its breakthrough claims -- make good their escape.
They got away using stolen spoons dummy heads and raincoats.
It's been fifty years since the great escape from not contrast when Brothers John and Clarence -- and along with fellow prisoner frank -- Broke out of the so called escape proof prison off San Francisco and disappeared.
Prison officials swore up and down the inmates drown in the bay -- their bodies were never found.
That's just the beginning of a fifty year old mystery Trace Gallagher takes such a great mayor and -- west coasters and Trace.
And you -- share of the US Marshal who's now assigned to this case says and by the way there's still an active arrest of more for these guys says you know these guys turn themselves in tomorrow he'd arrest them -- any congratulated them because this escape was just sell.
Meticulous of 36 inmates who tried to escape only these three made it.
The Brothers you said John in Clarence -- their fellow prisoner frank Morris.
Fifty years ago right they spent months using those forks and spoons to dig holes in the crumbling brick walls made life jackets.
Out of those raincoats and a life raft.
They had an eight Howard jumped.
On the warden and the rest of the prison guards and many believe they drowned -- those chilly waters but consider this bit of every two.
-- three people who disappear in the San Francisco Bay their bodies are recovered including lacy Peterson remember her husband Scott tried to hide her.
Her body was recovered.
But not these guys not any escape he's founded this day now some people even swim back and forth from -- contrast for exercise so.
Who knows but here's the deal.
That there's a lot of proof that these guys were sending cards to their mother the Brothers every year for her birthday unsigned cards.
And that they -- even acts her funeral dressed up as women even though there was a heavy FBI presence.
At the funeral.
And we wanna show you this -- what they would look like today did you see them they look like this when they escape this is kind of what they look like today older versions of those wanted pictures of these guys.
The investigator says right there the investigator says he gets new leads every couple of months.
Listen to him.
You know we have to operate under the assumption that they made it because no -- to the provision.
So he assumes they made it when he gets these -- what does he do he goes out and he pursues them because you never know.
But it was fifty years ago.
Man happy all right escape from -- it was unbelievable.
To this day nobody knows what.
Any -- is gonna eat you up if you're the one trying to solve that case.
Married Tracy -- you show the pictures maybe somebody will recognize some then looked like updated yeah.