For years Americans have wondered what happened to the three inmates who made a dangerous escape from the island of Alcatraz in 1962
Brothers John and Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris disappeared into the night and have never been found – leading many to believe they drowned.
But a handwritten letter, reportedly sent to authorities in 2013 but only made public this week, suggests that at least one of the men, John Anglin, may still be alive.
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A handwritten letter, reportedly sent to authorities in 2013 but only made public this week, suggests that at least one of the men who escaped Alcatraz in 1962 is alive (above)
Brothers Clarence (left)and John (right) Anglin and Frank Morris – all bank robbers – escaped from the prison by drilling holes around their vents
After the prison’s last bed check at 9pm, they used a homemade drill made from a broken vacuum cleaner motor to widen the vents in the cells (Pictured, Frank Lee Morris)
The FBI says this is the most recent piece of evidence that forced the agency to reopen the iconic cold case. The letter was sent to the San Francisco Police Department’s Richmond station in 2013.
On June 11, 1962, Morris and the Anglin brothers – all bank robbers – made their cunning escape.
The trio squeezed through a network of pipes and plumbing and up to the roof Pictured, a prison guard kneels by a hole in Frank Morris’s cell through which the men escaped)
They then used an assemblage of rain coats and inflated life vests and tried to sail for the mainland (Pictured, Alcatraz prison cell)
The next morning, guards found dummy heads made of plaster, papier-mâché, paint and real human hair in their cells (pictured)
After the prison’s last