Louisiana — Hundreds of law enforcement officers — some on horseback, with bloodhounds or in boats — are searching the rugged Tunica Hills in northern Louisiana for an escaped killer.
Assistant Warden Cathy Fontenot says bad weather Saturday kept helicopters from joining the hunt for 44-year-old Henry Smith, who walked off the Louisiana State Penitentiary’s farm on Thursday.
Fontenot says investigators have a really good lead, but giving any details would jeopardize it.
She says “well over 200” people from 18 agencies are searching for Smith.
He is serving life for second-degree murder. Fontenot said he left the Angola prison on the anniversary of his mother’s death, and is also mourning the recent death of a fellow inmate.