Federal authorities now offering higher reward for killer who escaped Nevada corrections facility

New description details inmate’s last known attire
U.S. Marshals logo on image of Southern Desert Correctional Center
U.S. Marshals logo on image of Southern Desert Correctional Center(U.S. Marshals/FOX5)
Published: Sep. 28, 2022 at 3:58 PM PDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2022 at 8:55 PM PDT
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UPDATE - 8:45 P.M.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced Wednesday night federal authorities will now offer a combined $30,000 for the capture of Porfirio Duarte-Herrera, the inmate accused of escaping a Nevada Department of Corrections facility over the weekend.

Hours earlier, the U.S. Marshals Service said it would offer $5,000 for any information leading to the arrest of Duarte-Herrera.

LVMPD also released new information on the convicted killer’s last known attire.

Authorities believe he was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, blue shirt, blue shorts and carrying a navy blue backpack.

Call 911 with any information.

Original story continues below.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The U.S. Marshals Service is now offering $5,000 for an inmate who escaped the Nevada Department of Corrections facility near Indian Springs on Friday, September 23rd.

Porfirio Duarte-Herrera is currently serving a life sentence for murder with the use of a deadly weapon. He was convicted back in 2010 for causing an explosion on the top level of the Luxor parking garage. The explosion resulted in the death of a man who was hit by shrapnel.

U.S. Marshal Gary Schofield stated, “We will work tirelessly along with our law enforcement partners until Porfirio Duarte-Herrera is back in custody and no longer a danger to our community.”

If you have information on the whereabouts of Duarte-Herrera, contact the U.S. Marshals Service tip line at (866) 865-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online.