The search is on for a convicted murderer who escaped from a Pennsylvania prison nearly two weeks ago.
Authorities revealed Monday that they no longer have a “defined search area” for Danilo Cavalcante, but they are using a variety of methods to help track him down.
Cavalcante was last seen Saturday night. He was clean and was driving a stolen van. He reportedly abandoned the van and is now believed to be in the East Nantmile Township area.
Police warned the public on Monday about helping capture Cavalcante.
“Anyone who has already offered assistance or is considering assisting Cavalcante in any way, we will prosecute you to the fullest extent for those actions,” said Lieutenant Colonel George Bivens of the Pennsylvania State Police. ”
Cavalcante’s sister, who was allegedly in the country illegally, was taken into federal custody after refusing to cooperate with investigators, authorities said.
Bivens said he now faces deportation.
The reward for information leading to Cavalcante’s capture has reached $25,000.
Cavalcante’s escape from the Chester County Jail on Aug. 31 came two weeks after he was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2021 killing of his ex-girlfriend, 33-year-old Deborah Brandao.
The U.S. Marshals Service has said Cavalcante is also wanted in his home country of Brazil in connection with a 2017 murder case.