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Letter Claims Three Alcatraz Prisoners ‘Barely’ Survived A 1962 Escape (Video)

A man claims three Alcatraz prisoners ‘barely’ survived a 1962 escape — and that he’s one of them

There are several theories about the fates of the three former Alcatraz inmates who escaped the island prison and were never seen again. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).

The questions have stymied law enforcement agencies, haunted family members and intrigued the public for more than half a century.

Did the three men who escaped in 1962 from Alcatraz — then known as the world’s most impenetrable island prison, a place for only the most hardened of criminals — survive their brazen attempt?

And, if so, are they still alive, nearly 56 years later?

To this day, Frank Morris, Clarence Anglin and John Anglin remain the only people who have escaped Alcatraz and never been found — a disappearance that is one of the country’s most notorious unsolved mysteries.

The prevailing theory is that Morris and the Anglin brothers drowned after leaving Alcatraz Island and attempting to cross the frigid San Francisco Bay.

But in a newly surfaced letter sent to San Francisco police in 2013 and obtained by CBS affiliate KPIX, a man claiming to be one of the escapees said that all three of the prisoners survived the attempt — but that he was the only one still living.