Manhunt Underway: $10,000 Reward for Capture of Prison Escapee

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WEST CHESTER, PA — The Pennsylvania State Police and the Chester County Detectives are searching for 34-year-old Danelo Souza Cavalcante who escaped the Chester County Prison around 8:30 am on August 31, 2023. Cavalcant was last seen wearing green pants or gray shorts and a white tee shirt.

Cavalcante is convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of his 33-year-old former girlfriend in Schuylkill Township and has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He is also wanted on homicide charges in his home country of Brazil.

If you see or know the whereabouts pf Danelo Souza Cavalcante, call 911 immediately, or contact the Pennsylvania State Police at (717) 290-1971 or anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477).

Updated on Friday, September 1, 2023, at 11:41 AM
The Chester County District Attorney’s Office announced that the search for prison escapee Danelo Cavalcante continues with detectives and hundreds of police officers using every means available, including search helicopters and dogs. Authorities are following up on every lead. There is a $10,000 reward, posted by the Chester County Commissioners and the U.S. Marshals, for any information that leads to the capture of Cavalcante. If anyone knows or sees anything at all that they suspect may involve this man, please call 9-1-1 or the U.S. Marshal tipline at 1-877-WANTED2 (1-877-926-8332) immediately.

Information is subject to change at any time as additional details may emerge. Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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*This article was initially published on Friday, September 1, 2023, at 05:43 AM in its original form.

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