” A 60-year-old woman who escaped from a Michigan prison 37 years ago has been captured in San Diego.
Judy Lynn Hayman made her flight from justice in 1977 after serving eight months for attempting to steal clothes from a Detroit-area store.”
” She was tracked down after severe winter weather forced a Michigan corrections officer to stay indoors, prompting him to dust off old files.
Lieutenant Charles Levens sent fingerprint requests to the FBI on all of the old cases and Hayman’s matched those of a woman arrested in San Diego.
Russ Marlan, a spokesman for the Michigan Corrections Department, said: “We can’t just write it off. We don’t have the ability to say, ‘It’s been a long time. You’re free to go.’”
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