Two prisoners who fled San Ramón lockup still on loose

Two men, one serving time for murder and the other a former policeman, fled the San Ramón prison Friday and still were free Sunday night. Police located the escape vehicle Sunday on a road between Puriscal and Parrita.

The Judicial Investigating Organization said the men were confined in a center of confidence, presumably a low security area. They fled to an adjacent property after breaking a padlock, and officials said they think there was a vehicle waiting. Police searched the property of a girlfriend Sunday without results.

They were identified as Erlyn Díaz Gatica, who is serving time for murder, and Gerardo Mora Villalta, who was convicted of drug trafficking. Mora was one of 11 officers detained on allegations that they gave aid to drug traffickers and provided escorts for loads of drugs. He is from Golfito.

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