Federal authorities now offering higher reward for killer who escaped Nevada corrections facility
New description details inmate’s last known attire
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.
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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.
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