Pennsylvania authorities are searching for Brazilian fugitive Danelo Cavalcante and have picked up his mother’s voice through helicopter speakers in a desperate attempt to apprehend the killer who stabbed his girlfriend 38 times in front of her children
Pennsylvania state police destroy a recorded message from the mother of Brazilian fugitive Danelo Cavalcante in hopes he will turn himself in
The 34-year-old was sentenced to life in prison without prospect of parole for the 2021 murder of his former girlfriend Débora Brandao
Cavalcante has been on the run since Thursday morning when he escaped from Chester County’s maximum-security prison
Pennsylvania authorities have intensified the search for a Brazilian fugitive by drowning his mother’s voice over police loudspeakers and a helicopter.
Danelo Cavalcante escaped from a maximum-security prison in Chester County on Thursday morning.
The 34-year-old was sentenced to life in prison two weeks ago for the April 2021 murder of his ex-girlfriend Débora Brandao, 34, a mother of two.
State police handling the investigation have deployed squad cars and helicopters delivering a recorded message from Cavalcante’s mother.
Authorities in Pennsylvania have deployed squad cars and helicopters spreading a message in Portuguese from the mother of convicted Brazilian killer Danelo Cavalcante, who has been on the run since Thursday when he escaped from a Chester County jail awaiting transfer to a Prison waiting state prison after he was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend
Débora Brandao (pictured) was stabbed to death in April 2021 by Danelo Cavalcante, who feared she would hand him over to the police because she knew he had murdered someone in Brazil
The message, in Portuguese, urges him to turn himself in to the police without threats of violence.
Pennsylvania State Police Assistant Commissioner George Bivens said Monday that if Cavalcante “does not actively surrender, lethal force is permissible.”
Authorities received reports of four credible sightings but were unable to locate the convicted killer.
A surveillance camera in a residential area showed Cavalcante walking through a wooded area around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
At the time, he was wearing pants, a light-colored T-shirt and white sneakers, police said.
Pennsylvania authorities have said “deadly force” will be used if Danelo Cavalcante does not conform
Débora Brandao was murdered by Danelo Cavalcante in 2021 in front of her two children
Authorities have yet to say how Cavalcante escaped from prison, where he was being held pending transfer to a state prison.
Cavalcante is also wanted for a 2021 murder in Brazil. Prosecutors say he stabbed Brandao in front of their two children to prevent them from reporting him to US authorities.
He was arrested in Virginia after killing Brandao. Authorities believe he tried to flee to Mexico to return to Brazil.
Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan said last week that Cavalcante may want to travel south again.