A couple checking on their barking dog helped lead police to an escaped murder suspect who used bed sheetsThe 34-year-old climbed on exercise equipment, went through a window, and scaled down a rope fashioned from prison bedding.
A tip off from neighbors living in Conewango Township about a suspicious individual led to Burham’s recapture shortly before 6pm on 15 July, said Lt Col George Bivens, the deputy commissioner of operations for the Pennsylvania State Police.
The couple encountered Burham while going outside to see why their dog was barking. During a brief conversation he is reported to have mentioned camping.
Burham is the prime suspect in the murder of 34-year-old Kala Hodgkin back in May, and a related arson incident in Jamestown, New York.
Michael Burham was caught nine days after he fled from Warren County jail, Pennsylvania, on the evening of 6 July.