Ohio convict who made daring escape captured in Minnesota decades later

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Oscar Juarez, then and now

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Nov. 6, 2015) – An Ohio man convicted of murder more than 40 years ago is back in custody decades after escaping from prison.

Oscar Juarez was given a life sentence for shooting and killing a Toledo man in 1975, reports WJW. In 1978, he made a daring escape from the Marion Correctional Institution. Investigators said he sawed through the cell bars and cut a hole in the fence. He placed a dummy in his bunk and covered it with blankets to make it look like he was still there.

U.S. Marshals arrested Juarez, now 66, in St. Paul, Minn. He was considered one of Ohio’s most wanted criminals.

Investigators said Juarez used a series of fake identifies to elude police for 37 years.

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