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New photos released of escapees wanted for murder

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Posted at 8:28 PM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 00:24:52-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The U.S. Marshals Service released new photographs in the search for Blane and Susan Barksdale.

Saturday marks day five of the nationwide manhunt for the armed and dangerous Tucson couple accused of murder.

The photos were taken at San Juan County Jail, where the pair was housed the night before they escaped.

“These updated photos of Blane and Susan Barksdale were taken shortly before overpowering the transport team outside of Blanding, Utah,” said United States Marshal David Gonzales. “We are asking for anyone who knows of their whereabouts or sees them to the call the U.S. Marshals Service or 9-1-1 immediately.”

The Barksdale's were being transported back to Tucson when they escaped by overpowering the prison transport van.

Investigators have information that they are possibly driving through Arizona. The couple was last seen driving a red GMC Sierra pickup truck with license plate AZ: 127XTY with damage to the front side and rear bumper.

A reward of up to $20,000 is being offered for information leading to their arrest.

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