Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan announced on Friday that there is reason to believe Cavalcante is attempting to flee south, though there is no concrete evidence confirming his departure from the area or any ongoing assistance he might be receiving.
Local authorities have urged residents to remain vigilant by reviewing footage from their doorbell and surveillance cameras for any suspicious activity. Additionally, they advised checking vehicles, sheds, and other structures on their properties for signs of Cavalcante’s presence. Neighbors have been encouraged to keep an eye on homes of vacationing residents, being on the lookout for missing vehicles, bicycles, or any means of transportation Cavalcante could utilize in his escape.
Robert Clark, supervisor of the U.S. Marshals fugitive task force in Philadelphia, stated that the Brazilian consulate has been notified of Cavalcante’s escape.
A bulletin describing Cavalcante’s appearance was issued, stating that he was last seen wearing pants, a light-colored t-shirt, and white sneakers. He has long, black curly hair and was carrying a backpack. Police also received a report of an attempted burglary at 11:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Ballintree Lane in Pocopson Township.
Law enforcement agencies, including officers from various state and federal entities, are conducting a thorough search of the vicinity where the sighting occurred.
District Attorney Deb Ryan emphasized the importance of residents staying indoors and securing their vehicles. She urged them to review their surveillance footage and promptly report anything suspicious to the police. Cavalcante is considered highly dangerous, and citizens were advised not to approach him but instead call 911 immediately if they encounter him.
Pennsylvania law enforcement, in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service, is offering a reward of $10,000 for information leading to Cavalcante’s capture. He was recently convicted of the 2021 murder of his ex-girlfriend and sentenced to life in prison. In addition to this, the U.S. Marshals Service also reports that Cavalcante is wanted for a homicide in his home country of Brazil. His escape from Chester County Prison occurred on Thursday morning, with investigators suspecting his southbound direction.