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originally posted by: IncognitoGhostman
a reply to: sg1642
I watched this last night, it was quite interesting.
What they don't tell you in the article or on the History channel's page either, is there was a DNA test done. This was performed using DNA from another uncle Albert. The official cause of his death was, electrocution from an Alabama State penitentiary, during an attempted escape. The family never agreed with it, the mortician said he looked as if he was beaten. The family said, his mother visited him just 9 days before his death. During the visit he had told her, they were alive, and he knew where they were. They believe he was tortured to death in order to find out the Anglin brothers whereabouts. They exhumed the body and performed a forensic autopsy and the findings were, no obvious signs of trauma. The DNA test was compared to remains found in San Francisco Bay 9 months after the escape, and it was not a match.
The investigator also mentioned, they had many phone calls from people saying, they saw them in South America. When he first looked at the photograph, he was dumb-founded. The forensic artist had said that this was an uncanny match, with the facial structure. It did really match exactly, when they did an overlay of their prison mugshots and the picture on the farm of a childhood friend to the brothers. The forensic artist's exact words on his conclusion was, "If this was my investigation, I would round up the posse!"
There was another point brought up by the family. When the Anglin brothers were growing up, they used to ride the river. What they did was use a pole or a rope. I wasn't really paying too much attention at this point, was busy doing school work too. Basically, what they would do is, wait for a boat to pass by, and hitch a ride. They had an audio recording with the family friend, saying that's what the brothers did.