Aug 9, 2010 11:49 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Arizona fugitives believed to be in Yellowstone

The search for two men who escaped from a private Arizona prison and their suspected accomplice has turned to the Yellowstone National Park area.

Efforts to find them have intensified after one of the inmates was linked to a double homicide in Santa Rosa, New Mexico.

The U.S. Marshals Service says new information indicates Tracy Province, John McCluskey and Casslyn Welch may be hiding in portions of the park that span Montana and Wyoming.

The agency also says investigators believe Province has separated from McCluskey and Welch. Park officials are advising tourists and campers not to panic, but to be vigilant.

Authorities don't believe any of the three have wilderness survival skills, so it's possible they could be staying in campgrounds and at truck stops.


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