State police to expand search for escaped murderers in NY

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DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — State police are planning to expand their search for two escaped murderers beyond a 16-square-mile area of woods, fields and swamps in northern New York where the manhunt has been most intense, even as rainy weather hampers their progress.

Clinton County Sheriff David Favro says rain has been washing away any scent dogs might find and interfering with thermal imaging devices being used to detect body heat.

But the 800 law enforcement officers searching for convicts David Sweat and Richard Matt now have shifted their focus beyond the village of Dannemora, home of the Clinton Correctional Facility.

Matt and Sweat escaped June 6 from the maximum-security prison near the Canadian border.

Meanwhile, Joyce Mitchell, the prison worker charged with helping the killers flee, was visited in jail Tuesday by her husband.

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