Task force looking for killer who escaped from MC prison in 2001
Post-Tribune staff report September 2, 2012 8:04PM
Larry Wood Jr. | Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media ptmet
Updated: October 4, 2012 6:11AM
Convicted killer Larry Woods Jr. is the fugitive of the week.
The U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force is looking for Woods, who escaped from the maximum security prison unit of the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City on July 9, 2001. Woods was serving a 111-year sentence for the murder and robbery of his former employer in Indianapolis in 1994. The victim was pregnant at the time. He was charged with escape in the prison break.
Investigators believe Woods cut several security fences and may have hidden in a garbage truck to escape the prison grounds. Woods has been featured on “America’s Most Wanted.” Woods has ties to Cleveland and Youngstown in Ohio, Northwest Indiana and Chicago’s South Side.
The U.S. Marshals Service is spearheading the investigation with support from Indiana State Police and Indiana Department of Correction.
Woods, 39, is 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 190 pounds, with a shaved head and brown eyes. He has scars on his upper right arm, upper back and stomach and may have an elaborate tattoo on his chest.
Anyone with information on Woods’ whereabouts — or the whereabouts of any known fugitive — may contact task force investigators toll-free at 1 (888) 805-6119 or text “capture” to Tip411 (847411). All tipsters will remain anonymous.