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[Updated] Murder suspect escapes prison on Thanksgiving

UPDATE (Dec. 16) — Oscar Alvarado was captured Monday afternoon at the Neshaminy Inn at Old Lincoln Highway and Route 1.

UPDATE (Dec. 3) — Prison officials are still investigating Alvarado’s escape, and are no closer to finding him. Prison Commissioner Louis Giorla said it’s likely Alvarado had help on the inside.

UPDATE —  Alvarado escaped by using an unauthorized visitor’s pass. He was able to get past two security check points and 12 officers before making his way into the visitors room where he put on civilian clothes. Authorities believe Alvarado is now clean shaven.

Police are looking for a murder suspect who broke free from prison last night.

Oscar Alvarado, 27, escaped from Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on State Road around 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Alvarado is 5’7″, 160 pounds and has multiple tattoos on his left arm, in addition to a tattoo of a woman on his back. He could be wearing jeans and a white T-shirt.

Alvarado also goes by the name Frank Ortiz, and his last known address was on the 3300-block of North Philip St.

Police urge anyone who might see Alvarado to call 9-1-1.

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