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Reward For Escaped Murder Suspect Increased To $25K

Sep 10, 2019, 8:01 AM | Updated: 8:19 am

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials are raising the reward for an escaped murder suspect in hopes it will lead to his capture.

Federal authorities have increased the reward for 56-year-old Blane Barksdale to $25,000 and placed him on the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted list.

Blane Barksdale

Blane Barksdale

Barksdale and his wife, Susan, are accused of faking a medical emergency in Blanding during a transport to Arizona. They then reportedly overpowered two security guards and escaped.

The reward for Susan Barskdale is $10,000.

Officials said the pair should be considered armed and dangerous, and the two could be virtually anywhere in the United States by now.

Blane and Susan Barksdale are wanted in connection with a murder case in Arizona. They escaped police custody in Utah. (Tuscon Police Department)

 


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Reward For Escaped Murder Suspect Increased To $25K