The hunt is still on: 50 years after three inmates 'escaped' from Alcatraz through spoon-dug tunnels a U.S. marshal searches for an 80-year-old fugitive. Who are they now? The prisoners made papier-mache dummy heads to fool prison guards

The hunt is still on: 50 years after three inmates 'escaped' from Alcatraz through spoon-dug tunnels a U.S. marshal searches for an 80-year-old fugitive

The hunt is still on: 50 years after three inmates 'escaped' from Alcatraz through spoon-dug tunnels a U.S. marshal searches for an 80-year-old fugitive. Who are they now? The prisoners made papier-mache dummy heads to fool prison guards

Dummy head used by John Anglin to fool prison guards while he and two other convicts escaped Alcatraz. 1962.

Dummy head used by John Anglin to fool prison guards while he and two other convicts escaped Alcatraz. 1962.

John Anglin Wanted Poster FBI wanted poster for John Anglin, one of the 1962 escapees.

John Anglin Wanted Poster FBI wanted poster for John Anglin, one of the 1962 escapees.

A wanted poster for renowned Alcatraz escapee Clarence Anglin.  Anglin, along with his brother John Anglin and Frank Morris escaped from Alcatraz

Alcatraz escapees' family convinced brothers alive

A wanted poster for renowned Alcatraz escapee Clarence Anglin. Anglin, along with his brother John Anglin and Frank Morris escaped from Alcatraz

John Anglin (top at Alcatraz and bottom as an older man)...

Fred Brizzi's widow casts doubt that he met with the Anglin brothers

Those who ran Alcatraz liked to say nobody ever escaped alive. But that hasn't stopped US marshals from continuing the search for three men who made it off the island 50 years ago. According to the official version, Frank Morris, and the brothers John and Clarence Anglin were presumed drowned in the cold and choppy waters of San Francisco Bay. There are plenty of people who think they did make it ashore and have been in hiding ever since.

Alcatraz escape still surprises, 50 years on

Those who ran Alcatraz liked to say nobody ever escaped alive. But that hasn't stopped US marshals from continuing the search for three men who made it off the island 50 years ago. According to the official version, Frank Morris, and the brothers John and Clarence Anglin were presumed drowned in the cold and choppy waters of San Francisco Bay. There are plenty of people who think they did make it ashore and have been in hiding ever since.

John Anglin's Fake Head Probably made by John Anglin c 1962 The Anglin Brothers, Frank Morris and Allen Clayton West made fake heads of cotton, soap and human hair. They placed the painted heads in their beds to cover their escape in 1962. Cotton, soap, paint, human hair. L 23, W 21, H 14 cm

John Anglin's Fake Head Probably made by John Anglin c 1962 The Anglin Brothers, Frank Morris and Allen Clayton West made fake heads of cotton, soap and human hair. They placed the painted heads in their beds to cover their escape in 1962. Cotton, soap, paint, human hair. L 23, W 21, H 14 cm

John Anglin

John Anglin

On this day – June 11, 1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.

On this day – June 11, 1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.

The prison mug shot of convicts, left to right, Frank Lee Morris, Clarence Anglin and John Anglin ( US department of Justice Handout via Reuters ) .

The prison mug shot of convicts, left to right, Frank Lee Morris, Clarence Anglin and John Anglin ( US department of Justice Handout via Reuters ) .

Clarence (l.) and John Anglin (r.) escaped from Alcatraz in 1962. Investigators believed they died in their escape attempt, but this photo allegedly shows them alive and well in Brazil in 1975.

New photo shows legendary 1962 Alcatraz escapees in Brazil

Clarence (l.) and John Anglin (r.) escaped from Alcatraz in 1962. Investigators believed they died in their escape attempt, but this photo allegedly shows them alive and well in Brazil in 1975.

John Anglin - head shot. Looks like my great grandfather too.

John Anglin - head shot. Looks like my great grandfather too.

Survived? This photo purports to show Clarence (left) and John Anglin (right), two bank robbers who escaped from Alcatraz in 1962, standing on a farm in Brazil in 1975. The photo was supposedly taken by Brizzi

Fred Brizzi's widow casts doubt that he met with the Anglin brothers

Survived? This photo purports to show Clarence (left) and John Anglin (right), two bank robbers who escaped from Alcatraz in 1962, standing on a farm in Brazil in 1975. The photo was supposedly taken by Brizzi

John Anglin's cell and dummy head. No trace was ever found of the Anglin brothers and Morris and it was presumed they had drowned in the strong currents and cold waters of the bay.

John Anglin's cell and dummy head. No trace was ever found of the Anglin brothers and Morris and it was presumed they had drowned in the strong currents and cold waters of the bay.

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