Authorities searched for clues Wednesday on how an Arizona couple suspected of murder were able to overpower guards, escape a transport vehicle bringing them across the country and evade a two-day manhunt.
The U.S. Marshals Service has been poring through dozens of tips since Blane Barksdale, 56, and Susan Barksdale, 59, fled in small-town Utah on Monday. The agency is hoping to get more by offering $20,000 in reward money – $10,000 per fugitive – for information leading to their capture.
“We’re getting tips left and right and looking into the validity of each one,” U.S. Deputy Marshal Michael Adams said.
While it wasn’t clear if the couple had weapons or had taken any from the guards, Adams warned that people should consider them armed and dangerous.