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Search Continues for Two Escaped Killers


Jefferson City, Mo. – The search continues for two convicted
murderers missing from the Missouri State Penitentiary.

A prison spokesman said this morning that a search has been completed of the roughly 25 major buildings at the century-old
Jefferson City prison. But there's no trace of Christopher Sims or Shannon Phillips -- either inside or outside the walls of the maximum-security prison.

Spokesman John Fougere says searchers are going over some of the prison buildings a second or third time. They also are looking in air ducts and underground service tunnels.

The two inmates disappeared Wednesday night, leaving a threatening note next to the body of a slain inmate in the prison
ice house where they all worked. Killed was another convicted murderer, Toby Viles.


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