Search for Prison Escapee Cavalcante : Danelo Cavalcante, a 34-year-old escaped convict, is still being sought by police after fleeing Chester County Prison in Pennsylvania. The police offer a $10,000 prize for info leading to Cavalcante’s capture. They believe he’s hiding in Pocopson Township, where he was last seen. In 2021, he brutally stabbed Deborah Brandao, 33, in front of her two young children. He received a life term with no chance of parole.
People, including a trooper, have seen the suspect in Pocopson Township multiple times since he escaped. At a news conference, Lt. Col. George Bivens of the Pennsylvania State Police said, “We have secured the area and are still searching it.” Cavalcante was last seen in a white T-shirt, gray shorts, and white shoes. Bivens said, “We’ll find him if he’s in there.”
Bivens advised caution in the area and urged vacationers to check their homes for any issues. “People in the area should view the suspect’s picture, be vigilant, and check on neighbors and home security cams,” Bivens advised.
Cavalcante received a life term without parole in 2021 for stabbing his girlfriend, Brandao, 38 times. Her 3-year-old and 7-year-old saw it. Prosecutors claimed Brandao would testify that Cavalcante’s murder charge in Brazil triggered his violent behavior. The jury took only 15 minutes to decide he killed her.
The DA’s office says Cavalcante is wanted for a murder in Brazil in 2017. This is in addition to his U.S. conviction.The authorities haven’t disclosed Cavalcante’s jail release details. Howard Holland, the jail’s former manager, stated that the escapee left without cutting any fences.Bivens warned that Cavalcante is “desperate” and “has very little to lose.” He warned people to avoid wooded areas where the fugitive could hide.
Authorities received a voice recording from Cavalcante’s mother to persuade him to surrender. The tape has been played in the search area to encourage peaceful surrender.After Deborah Brandao’s murder, her daughter identified Cavalcante as the culprit, saying, “That’s him, the one who killed my mom…” In 2021, the Pottstown Mercury said, “Catch him and throw him in jail.”