Manhunt underway after Alabama killer escapes custody

Published 1:28 pm Sunday, February 23, 2020

Authorities are searching for a convicted killer they say escaped from a work-release facility.

The inmate escaped from the Childersburg Work Release Center Saturday night, the Alabama Department of Corrections said in a statement.

Daniel Miner was not found in his bed during a count of inmates at the facility, officials said.

Miner was last seen wearing state prison-issued white clothing, WHNT-TV reported. He’s serving a life sentence for a 1994 murder in Marshall County.

Childersburg is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Birmingham.