Longwood Gardens Remains Closed Until Further Notice As Search For Escaped Prisoner Continues
Longwood Gardens remains closed until further notice as the search for escaped prisoner, Danelo Cavalcante, continues.
The search for the convicted murderer enters its 9th day on Friday, September 8th.
Last night (9/7) Longwood Gardens was evacuated and closed early when investigators came across surveillance video of Cavalcante once again on the Gardens’s grounds. The popular attraction will remain closed until further notice.
Friday, September 8: Longwood Gardens Remains Closed
As the sun rose on Friday, there were reports of Pennsylvania State Police stationed every 50 yards along Baltimore Pike and Longwood Gardens. Chris O’Connell from Fox 29 also reported that the search area “has shifted West.”
🚨🚨MANHUNT UPDATE🚨🚨— Chris O'Connell (@CoconnellFox29) September 8, 2023
-PA State Police stationed nearly every 50 yards along Baltimore Pike and Longwood Gardens this morning as the search for escaped killer Danelo Cavalcante enters Day 9. -New search area has shifted West.
-Search planes and drones up all night. @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/qXULQgXEef
More On Cavalcante’s Background
The Pennsylvania State Police have also released more information on Cavalcante’s background saying he may have some enhanced survival skills.
Lt. Colonel Bivens with state police went into a little more detail about #Cavalcante saying he was on the run in the jungles of Brazil and comes from a tough background so he may have obtained some skills to survive for a time in the wild. #fugitive @69News pic.twitter.com/vQyNw9DbxS— Tom Rader (@TomRaderTV) September 8, 2023
On A Positive Note
The Pennsylvania State Police K9 Loki who was hospitalized the other day after suffering a heat-related illness has been released and is doing better.
PA State Police K9 Loki, who suffered a heat-related illness during the search for escapee Danelo Cavalcante, was discharged from veterinary care today. Thank you to the veterinary staff for their care and the public for the well wishes on his recovery! pic.twitter.com/QlWb10vhPh— PA State Police (@PAStatePolice) September 7, 2023
The PA State Police asks if you see Cavalcante or notice suspicious activity to call 911 immediately. Reward now totals up to $20,000 for tips leading to his capture.