UPDATE: New images show what Alcatraz escapee would have looked like while living in North Dakota
John Anglin claimed he lived in Minot and Fargo after the most famous prison escape in U.S. History. Age progression software is making it easier to know if you might have run into him.
FARGO — John Anglin has people in North Dakota talking despite not being officially seen in almost 60 years. On Feb. 3, The Vault ran a story of how Anglin, his brother Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris escaped from the “inescapable” Alcatraz prison and how John Anglin might have escaped to North Dakota.
Now The Forum has obtained new age-processed images of Anglin that might help state residents figure out if they might have met him in the 1990s and early 2000s when he was supposedly in North Dakota.
In 2013, a letter surfaced in which the 83-year-old John Anglin wrote to authorities receiving the letter that he was sick with cancer. He wanted treatment as long as he wouldn’t be incarcerated for more than one year. He wrote that they all survived, “but barely.” He was the last one left as Morris had died in 2005 and his brother, Clarence, in 2011.
Anglin mentioned that he spent time in Seattle after his escape and was in southern California at that moment, but for a period between 1990 and 2005 lived in both Minot and Fargo, North Dakota, but he wrote that it was too cold so he left.
Just this week, The Vault obtained photos of Anglin from his time from prison, put through an age progression filter. The photos might jog a few memories of people in Fargo and Minot who might have known him. Another of the age progressed images of Anglin bears a striking similarity to an image of a man believed to be Anglin in 1975.
Here is a closer look at the photos:
While the FBI officially closed the case in 1979, the agency turned it over to the U.S. Marshals Service “in the unlikely event the trio is still alive.”
If you have information, including whether you might have remembered seeing John Anglin in North Dakota, contact Deputy U.S. Marshal Michael Dyke of the Northern District of California at 415-436-7677.
The Anglin family, including nephews Ken and David Widner write on their website: “If you have information, insight, theories, contacts, or just words of encouragement that can help solve the mysteries that are posited in these pages, the family welcomes you.” Their contact information can be found on their website: www.anglinbrothersmuseum.com.