US Marshals unlock age-progressed photographs of fellows who break out from Alcatraz Island detention center in 1962

Sixty years after 3 males infamously dug their method out of the utmost safety detention center at Alcatraz Island off the coast of the San Francisco-Bay Area, United States Marshals on Monday launched age-progressed photographs of the escaped convicts.

Clarence Anglin, John Anglin and Frank Morris stay sought after fugitives for his or her June 11, 1962 break out from Alcatraz, the place they had been serving time for armed financial institution robberies. 

The 3 males spent greater than a yr getting ready for the break out, digging round a steel air vent of their detention center cells, till ultimately they’d cleared sufficient of a hollow to move thru, shimmy up poles to traverse the rooftop and sneak previous guards prior to maneuvering down 50-feet of piping to the bottom of the detention center’s bathe space the place they deliberate to take a raft again to the mainland.

Federal investigations into the break out – which used to be immortalized within the 1979 movie Escape From Alcatraz – concluded that the Anglin brothers and Morris should have drowned within the San Pablo Bay.

But for years, hypothesis has grown that the boys could have survived and persisted to are living underneath duvet, with theorists pointing to the truth that their our bodies had by no means been recovered, and proof {that a} raft used to be recovered on within reach Angel Island in addition to proof {that a} automotive used to be stolen at the mainland that night time via 3 unidentified males.

Then in 2013, government gained a handwritten letter suggesting that John could have nonetheless been alive, forcing U.S. Marshals to reopen the case in 2018.

It is unclear if there are any new trends within the investigation, however U.S. Marshals have now posted age-progressed footage of the sought after convicts.

On its site, it describes Clarence as having a tattoo ‘Zona’ on his left arm, and ‘Nita’ tattooed on his proper arm. He is described as having a scar on his proper higher arm and a scar on his lip. 

Clarence, who used to be sentenced to fifteen years in detention center for an armed financial institution theft in Columbia, Alabama, can be 91 years outdated lately if he’s nonetheless alive.

His brother, John, in the meantime, is described as having a scar on his left cheek, some other on his forearm and a 3rd on his brow. His picture used to be age improved to 84, but when he had been alive, John can be 92 lately.

Officials additionally describe Morris – who has in the past used the pseudonyms Carl Cecil Clark, Frank Laine and Frank Lane – as having a got rid of tattoo on his brow, and scars on his left higher arm and left elbow.

He used to be sentenced to fourteen years in detention center for a financial institution housebreaking in Slidell, Louisiana, and federal government age-progressed his reserving picture to the age of 88 – although he can be 96 if he had been nonetheless alive.

Anyone with details about their imaginable whereabouts is requested to name the USA Marshals San Francisco Office at (415) 436 – 7677 and press Option Two.

In a remark, officers stated: ‘The ongoing U.S. Marshals investigation of the 1962 break out from Alcatraz federal detention center serves as a caution to fugitives: That without reference to time, we will be able to proceed to search for you and convey you to justice.’

‘I’M ALIVE’: THE LETTER ‘FROM ALCATRAZ ESCAPEE JOHN ANGLIN’ SENT TO THE FBI IN 2013

My identify is John Anglin. I break out [sic] from Alcatraz in June 1962 with my brother Clarence and Frank Morris. I’m 83 years outdated and in dangerous form. I’ve most cancers. Yes all of us made it that night time however slightly!

Frank passed on to the great beyond in October 2005. His grave is in Alexandria underneath some other identify. My brother died in 2011. 

If you announce on T.V. that I will be able to be promised to first cross to prison for not more than a yr and get clinical consideration, I will be able to write again to assist you to know precisely the place I’m. This isn’t any funny story that is for actual and truthful reality. 

I may inform you that for seven years I lived in Minot North Dakota – […] in Fargo – 1990 to 2005!

But too rattling chilly needed to get the hell out. I lived in Seattle for many of my years after the break out.  

I’m in Southern California now.  

[Illegible] if reaction!

The Anglins’ and Morris’ break out from Alcatraz has intrigued government and on a regular basis Americans for years.

Officials imagine Morris to were the mastermind in the back of the plan, as he’s credited via detention center officers as having awesome intelligence.

He first met the Anglin brothers on the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, the place they had been all serving time prior to they had been transferred to Alcatraz – which used to be concept to have impenetrable safety.

Their break out plan there started to take form in December 1961, when Allen West, who accompanied an adjoining mobile, started accumulating outdated noticed blades he present in one of the most software corridors whilst on cleansing accountability.

From there, the 4 males – together with West, who didn’t get to flee with them – alternated shifts chiseling in the course of the partitions with spoons and different kitchen utensils, and growing decoy heads out of barbershop hair, plaster and paint to idiot the night time guards.

They additionally formed a makeshift raft out of fifty prison-issued World War II-era raincoats, used on the detention center; cotton and rubber. The males then saved all in their fabrics in a hollowed-out area above their mobile blocks.

The males would paintings from 5.30pm to round 9pm prior to the guards known as for lighting out.

Finally, on June 11, 1962, the boys shimmied in the course of the holes they’d created previous the vents of their cellblocks, climbed up the plumbing to the cellhouse roof, traversed 100 toes around the rooftop after which in moderation maneuvered down 50 toes of piping to the bottom close to the doorway to the bathe space.

They left in the back of the detailed plastered heads on their beds to trick any guards at the night time accountability, and when detention center guards carried out their regimen morning take a look at of the beds the next day to come, they reported the boys lacking – however the males already had a ten hour head get started.

Immediately, the detention center used to be put into lockdown and federal government and native government labored in combination for weeks to analyze their disappearance, as locals accrued with telescopes on Pier 43 to look at the quest.

An enormous air, sea and land seek used to be fixed over the following ten days however discovered no hint of the escaped inmates.

Eventually, federal officers downplayed the tale, insisting that they should have drowned.

They pointed to a sealed baggie containing addresses and numbers discovered within the water close to the Golden Gate Bridge – possibly the contacts to their family and friends – in addition to the truth that a Norwegian ocean liner noticed a frame floating outdoor the bridge, it sounds as if dressed in detention center garments.

The break out used to be later made into a film in 1979 movie titled ‘Escape from Alcatraz’ starring Clint Eastwood as Frank, Jack Thibeau as Clarence and Fred Ward as John. 

An investigation discovered that the 3 males created dummy heads out of plaster, paint and hair left from the barber to idiot the night time guards into considering they had been asleep as they escaped on June 11, 1962

The men carved holes through the vents in their cells using spoons, drills and other utensils, which they then shimmied out of

The males carved holes in the course of the vents of their cells the usage of spoons, drills and different utensils, which they then shimmied out of

An officer showed the inside of a removable section of their vent and how they were able to get out that night

An officer confirmed the interior of a detachable segment in their vent and the way they had been ready to get out that night time

The convicts crawled through the hole they created in the wall for over a year on June 11, 1962

The convicts crawled in the course of the hollow they created within the wall for over a yr on June 11, 1962

Alcatraz – the utmost safety detention center that housed Al Capone and Robert Shroud

Alcatraz Island once housed the most notorious criminals including Al Capone and Robert Stroud

Alcatraz Island as soon as housed probably the most infamous criminals together with Al Capone and Robert Stroud

In 1850 Alcatraz used to be declared an army reservation via President Millard Fillmore, and via 1859 troops had been completely garrisoned on the publish on Alcatraces for the protection of the Bay Area 

By October 1933, the Justice Department issued a remark pronouncing it had finished preparations for taking up the army detention center and in 1934 it formally opened as a most safety facility

Its first legitimate inmate used to be Frank Lucas Bolts who used to be serving within the U.S. Army in Panama when he used to be convicted of sodomy in 1932.

Convicted gangster Al Capone as soon as walked its halls, in addition to Robert Stroud, who turned into referred to as the ‘Bird Man’ of Alcatraz after being convicted of homicide and stabbing a jail guard at some other facility.

The facility in the long run closed only one yr after the Anglin brother’s famed break out because it turned into too dear to function. 

But through the years, rumors have continued that the boys could have survived, because the U.S. Marshals carrier persisted to analyze the break out at the aspect.

Almost straight away after the break out, the San Francisco Chronicle employed a certified swimmer to resolve whether or not the boys will have made it around the bay – and concluded that it used to be imaginable.

‘It’s no longer too tricky a swim,’ Olympic Club Coach Earl Geneck informed the Chronicle on the time. ‘It may well be executed via green swimmers in the event that they situation themselves via taking chilly showers.’ 

Others stated the Anglins’ mom saved receiving plants on particular events for years without a card hooked up, and when she died in 1978, two males dressed as girls had been stated to have attended her funeral in Florida, in spite of FBI brokers being camped out within reach.

And via 2011, Mike Dyke, the Supervising Deputy of the U.S. Marshals Service advised that they’ll have survived – pointing to a teletype that means there used to be a raft recovered on Angel Island the day after the break out ‘and certainly one of them discussed footprints main clear of the raft.

‘They got here throughout an oar, a paddle, proper off the coast, about 50 yards from the shore of Angel Island,’ he informed CBS News on the time. 

 ‘They decided the oar used to be made on Alcatraz,’ he persisted. ‘There used to be one oar left in the back of and this one used to be a precise fit.’

Another memo, he informed the Los Angeles Times, indicated {that a} automotive used to be stolen in Marin County, California – encompassing the Bay Area – at the night time of June 11. 

The memo, he stated, indicated that 3 unidentified males just about ran a automotive off the street that night time within the Central Valley.

That turns out to corroborate what West, who had no longer been ready to dig out his vent sufficient to flee that night time, advised their plan have been in later interviews.

He stated they’d deliberate to make use of their raft to make their technique to Angel Island, the place they might take a handy guide a rough destroy, prior to re-entering the bay at the reverse aspect of the island and swimming thru a waterway known as Raccoon Straits. 

From there, he stated, they might scouse borrow a automotive, burglarize a outfitter, after which challenge off in their very own instructions. 

News of the escape captivated locals, who lined up on the pier with telescopes to watch the investigation unfold

News of the break out captivated locals, who covered up at the pier with telescopes to look at the investigation spread

After several weeks, authorities concluded that the men drowned in the bay - though experts said they could have swam to freedom from Angel Island, where a makeshift raft was uncovered

After a number of weeks, government concluded that the boys drowned within the bay – although professionals stated they might have swam to freedom from Angel Island, the place a makeshift raft used to be exposed

Authorities pointed to a sealed baggie containing addresses and numbers found in the water near the Golden Gate Bridge - presumably the contacts to their friends and family - as well as the fact that a Norwegian ocean liner spotted a body floating outside the bridge, apparently wearing prison clothes as evidence that the men had drowned

Authorities pointed to a sealed baggie containing addresses and numbers discovered within the water close to the Golden Gate Bridge – possibly the contacts to their family and friends – in addition to the truth that a Norwegian ocean liner noticed a frame floating outdoor the bridge, it sounds as if dressed in detention center garments as proof that the boys had drowned

Did any escapees make it off Alcatraz alive? Six shot and killed, 23 recaptured and two drowned

In overall there have been 14 makes an attempt to flee from Alcatraz from 1936 to 1962, involving a complete of 36 inmates.

Of that quantity, 23 had been stuck, six had been shot and killed throughout their break out, and two drowned whilst two – Joseph Cretzer and Sam Shockley – attempted two times.

Two of the boys who had been stuck had been later completed within the gasoline chamber on the San Quentin detention center for his or her position in ‘Battle of Alcatraz’ break out strive during which an officer used to be killed.

April 27, 1936 – Joe Bowers started hiking up and over the chain hyperlink fence on the island’s edge whilst operating burning trash on the incinerator. He refused orders to climb down and used to be shot lifeless

December 16, 1937 – Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe took good thing about their process on the mat store within the style industries construction to report their method in the course of the flat iron bars on a window.

The pair climbed in the course of the window, made their method all the way down to the water’s edge and disappeared into San Francisco Bay, throughout a typhoon when the currents had been particularly sturdy.

Officially, they’re indexed lacking and presumed lifeless.

May 23, 1938 – Thomas Limerick, Jimmy Lucas, and Rufus Franklin killed unarmed correctional officer Royal Cline with a hammer whilst operating on the within the style industries construction.

They then climbed to the roof in an try to disarm the correctional officer Harold Stites within the roof tower however the Limerick and Franklin. Limerick died from his accidents. Lucas and Franklin gained lifestyles sentences for the correctional officer’s homicide.

January 13, 1939 – Arthur ‘Doc’ Barker, Dale Stamphill, William Martin, Henry Young, and Rufus McCain escaped from the isolation unit via sawing in the course of the mobile bars and bending bars on a window.

The inmates made their technique to all the way down to the water’s edge and correctional officials discovered the boys on the coastline at the west aspect of the island. Martin, Young, and McCain surrendered, whilst Barker and Stamphill had been shot once they refused to renounce. Barker died from his accidents.

May 21, 1941 – Joe Cretzer, Sam Shockley, Arnold Kyle, and Lloyd Barkdoll took a number of correctional officials hostage whilst operating within the industries space. The officials, together with Paul Madigan, who later turned into Alcatraz’s 3rd warden, had been ready to persuade the 4 that they might no longer break out and so they surrendered.

September 15, 1941 – John Bayless tried to flee whilst on rubbish element however gave up in a while after getting into the chilly water of San Francisco Bay.

Later, whilst showing in Federal courtroom in San Francisco, Bayless attempted, once more unsuccessfully, to flee from the court docket.

April 14, 1943 – James Boarman, Harold Brest, Floyd Hamilton, and Fred Hunter took two officials hostage, climbed out a window and made their method all the way down to the water’s edge

One of the hostages used to be ready to alert different officials and photographs had been fired at Boarman, Brest, and Hamilton, who had been swimming clear of the island. Hunter and Brest had been each apprehended.

Boarman used to be hit via the gunfire, sinking under the water prior to officials had been ready to succeed in him and his frame used to be by no means recovered.

Hamilton used to be to start with presumed drowned however after hiding for 2 days in a small coastline cave made his long ago as much as the detention center, the place he used to be came upon via correctional officials.

August 7, 1943 – Huron ‘Ted’ Walters disappeared from the detention center laundry construction however used to be stuck on the coastline, prior to he may even strive to go into San Francisco Bay.

July 31, 1945 – John Giles used to be ready to benefit from his process unloading military laundry despatched to the island to be wiped clean and through the years stole a complete uniform.

He walked aboard a military release to what he concept used to be freedom however the release used to be headed for Angel Island, the place correctional officials met him and returned him to Alcatraz.

May 2-4, 1946 Bernard Coy, Joe Cretzer, Marvin Hubbard, Sam Shockley, Miran Thompson, and Clarence Carnes staged a escape referred to as the ‘Battle of Alcatraz’

They controlled officials and acquire get entry to to guns and cellhouse keys in addition to take officials hostage however their plan started to fall aside when the inmates discovered they didn’t have the important thing to release the sport backyard door.

Soon after, detention center officers came upon the break out strive however as an alternative of giving up, they determined to struggle it out. Two officials had been killed prior to U.S Marines helped to revive order.

In overall 18 officials had been injured and Shockley and Thompson had been completed December 1948.

July 23, 1956 – Floyd Wilson disappeared from his process on the dock and after hiding for a number of hours amongst huge rocks alongside the coastline, he used to be came upon and surrendered.

September 29, 1958 – Aaron Burgett and Clyde Johnson overpowered a correctional officer and tried to swim from the island whilst operating at the rubbish element.

Johnson used to be stuck within the water, however Burgett disappeared and his frame used to be discovered floating within the Bay two weeks later.

June 11, 1962 – Frank Morris and brothers John and Clarence Anglin vanished from their cells and had been by no means noticed once more.

A fourth guy, Allen West, believed via some other folks to were the mastermind, used to be additionally concerned however he used to be nonetheless in his mobile the following morning when the break out used to be came upon.

The break out plot concerned selfmade drills to amplify vent holes, false wall segments, and lifelike dummy heads, whole with human hair, positioned within the beds so the inmates would no longer be ignored throughout night time time counts.

After making their method thru vent holes situated within the rear wall in their mobile, they made their technique to the water.

They used prison-issued raincoats to make crude lifestyles vests and a pontoon-type raft to lend a hand of their swim.

Several weeks later a person’s frame wearing blue clothes very similar to the detention center uniform used to be discovered a brief distance up the coast however the frame used to be too badly deteriorated to be recognized.

Morris and the Anglins are formally indexed as lacking and presumed drowned.

December 16, 1962 – John Paul Scott and Darl Parker bent the bars of a kitchen window within the cellhouse basement, climbed out, and made their method all the way down to the water.

Parker used to be came upon on a small outcropping of rock a brief distance from the island and Scott tried to swim in opposition to San Francisco.

But the currents started pulling him out to sea and he used to be discovered via a number of youngsters at the rocks underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, then taken to the army health facility prior to being returned to Alcatraz.

 

In 2012 the Anglins sisters additionally spoke out to assert that the brothers had been nonetheless alive, claiming to have gained a telephone name and Christmas card from them in a while after their break out. 

And Fred Brizzi, who grew up with the Anglin brothers, passed over photos he claimed he took of the pair after bumping into them in Rio De Janeiro.

Brizzi gave the picture to the circle of relatives in 1992, nephew Ken Widner stated. It presentations two males in sun shades on farmland, status subsequent to a mound of earth, along a street.

Ken has in the past swum the meant course for the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon. He stated: ‘I will inform you for a undeniable fact that they effectively escaped, all 3. I do not condone what they did within the theft, that used to be mistaken. [But] I did the swim and if I may do this, I do know they might have.’

He additionally stated he used to be the one person who knew for sure that John and Clarence had survived and that they sought after their circle of relatives to grasp they had been alive and smartly. Brizzi died of lung most cancers in 1993.

Ken stated: ‘It’s my private trust that Brizzi felt it used to be the best time to percentage the image with the circle of relatives.

‘He needed to wait till a undeniable time that might no longer get the brothers or circle of relatives in hassle. When the picture used to be taken, the FBI had been nonetheless targeted at the case and had threatened circle of relatives who had any wisdom of the break out.’       

He added: ‘I believe Alcatraz used to be a lifestyles exchange for them. I imply this detention center used to be the ultimate forestall for any prisoner. After they left, it used to be a never-come-back shuttle.

‘They knew in the event that they had been stuck that it will be the finish of the street for them. So, in many ways Alcatraz stored them and put them on a brand new street of lifestyles.’ 

The circle of relatives has in the past produced letters and different written subject matter they are saying are from the brothers over the a long time, then again they saved those a carefully guarded secret till contemporary years to steer clear of the opportunity of the brother’s recapture.

He stated: ‘There’s each and every reason why to imagine the Anglin brothers made it to land, albeit the government of the time satisfied the general public in a different way.

‘Over the previous few a long time, numerous their reasoning has been disproven formally and it offers method for a brand new discussion. It’s a thriller unsolved.’

A handwritten letter claiming to be from 1962 Alcatraz escapee John Anglin, was sent to authorities in 2013 but only made public this week (above)

A handwritten letter claiming to be from 1962 Alcatraz escapee John Anglin, used to be despatched to government in 2013 however handiest made public this week (above)

The writer makes a deal: 'If you announce on TV that I will be promised to first go to jail for no more than a year and get medical attention, I will write back to let you know exactly where I am. This is no joke…'

The creator makes a deal: ‘If you announce on TV that I will be able to be promised to first cross to prison for not more than a yr and get clinical consideration, I will be able to write again to assist you to know precisely the place I’m. This isn’t any funny story…’

Fred Brizzi, who grew up with the Anglin brothers, handed over pictures he claimed he took of the pair after bumping into them in Rio De Janeiro. It shows two men in sunglasses on farmland, standing next to a mound of earth, alongside a road

Fred Brizzi, who grew up with the Anglin brothers, passed over photos he claimed he took of the pair after bumping into them in Rio De Janeiro. It presentations two males in sun shades on farmland, status subsequent to a mound of earth, along a street

Finally, a handwritten letter despatched to government in 2013 – however handiest made public when federal government introduced they had been reopening the case in 2018 – advised that John could have nonetheless been alive.

‘My identify is John Anglin. I break out[d] from Alcatraz in June 1962 with my brother Clarence and Frank Morris. I’m 83 years outdated and in dangerous form. I’ve most cancers. Yes all of us made it that night time however slightly!’ starts the letter bought via KPIX

In the letter he claims he has most cancers and tries to do a take care of police – providing to go back to detention center for a yr in go back for clinical remedy. 

The handwriting is only legible within the ultimate portion of the letter, however seems to assert that Anglin lived in Seattle for many years after his break out, lived in North Dakota from 1990 to 2005 after which settled in California. 

The letter’s declare that Anglin used to be 83 at the moment can be proper given he used to be born in 1930 – fueling hypothesis that the escapees made it to shore alive and feature were loose for the previous part century. However his obvious considerations about his well being imply it’s also most probably that he’s via now lifeless. 

The FBI says the letter is the newest piece of proof that compelled the company to reopen the enduring chilly case. The letter used to be despatched to the San Francisco Police Department’s Richmond station in 2013.

The US Marshals says the FBI lab tested the letter for fingerprints and DNA, and the handwriting. Results had been inconclusive.

 ‘So that implies sure, and it method no, so this leaves the whole thing in limbo,’ stated KPIX 5 Security Analyst Jeff Harp.

But in a remark to KPIX 5, the USA Marshals Service wrote: ‘There is actually no reason why to imagine that any of them would have modified their way of life and turned into utterly legislation abiding electorate after this break out.’

Federal and local authorities investigated the escape for a total of 10 days scouring the water, air and land

Federal and native government investigated the break out for a complete of 10 days scouring the water, air and land

The Anglin brothers and Morris remain wanted for their escape, as authorities question whether they may still be alive

The Anglin brothers and Morris stay sought after for his or her break out, as government query whether or not they’ll nonetheless be alive

The US Marshals Service, which is answerable for weeding out escaped fugitives, maintains an energetic report on all 3 males – and Dyke has stated he’ll no longer surrender the investigation he began as a ‘passion’ again in 2003.

He informed CBS News in 2011: ‘We simply do not surrender in search of any one.’

Dyke went directly to admit: ‘I believe most likely the brothers lived … however there is a likelihood that each one 3 of them will have lived and so they simply cut up up when they left.

‘There’s nonetheless an opportunity’ they may well be alive, he persisted. ‘You cannot rule the truth that they died. But you’ll’t rule out the truth that they lived.

‘That’s why we nonetheless have the warrants for them,’ Dyke stated on the time. 

‘There’s no frame recovered,’ he persisted. ‘I will’t shut the case.’

One yr later, he additionally vowed to stay having a look till the boys ‘are apprehended, confirmed to be lifeless or self-surrender.’

If none of the ones situations performs out by the point the suspects every flip 99, their respective warrants can be retired. 

DID 1962 ALCATRAZ ESCAPEES REACH THE SHORE? COMPUTER MODEL REVEALS IT WAS POSSIBLE

Tide researchers have stated the bold prisoners who broke out of Alcatraz prison in 1962 could have escaped, however provided that they fled on the proper time.

Computer fashions that imagine the San Francisco Bay’s tides, winds and different elements disclose the inmates stood a small likelihood of paddling to freedom at the north aspect of the Golden Gate Bridge.

According to the Dutch workforce of scientists that assembled the information, all of it is dependent upon the time inmates Clarence Anglin, John Anglin and Frank Morris set sail of their makeshift dingy fabricated from raincoats.

‘Only within the time window between (11pm) and middle of the night do they get shut sufficient to the shore to have an opportunity to live to tell the tale,’ researcher Dr Rolf Hut wrote on his weblog.

Otherwise, certainly one of 3 disastrous issues would have came about.

Had they introduced within the hours prior to, the boys would were sucked out into the frigid Pacific and died of hypothermia.

Had they waited till after middle of the night, the tide would have shifted throughout their bold voyage and the present would have driven them deeper into the San Francisco Bay.

There, they both would have perished from chilly prior to they were given shut sufficient to the East Bay to make landfall or gotten picked up via government when the solar rose within the morning.

Assuming the boys did release someday round 11.30pm and one way or the other knew to first paddle their makeshift boat exhausting to the north – in opposition to Angel Island, the place a few of their assets and a paddle would later be discovered – they might have turn out to be the one prisoners to ever break out the so-called inescapable detention center.

‘If they hit it precisely at the hours of darkness, the gorgeous factor is that we see that they might were sucked out in opposition to the Golden Gate Bridge,’ Dr Hut informed BBC News .

As they neared the bridge, the transferring tides would have made paddling a ways more straightforward.

‘In the most productive case, the escapees peddle northwards with a pace of virtually 1km in step with hour, a nearly Olympian effort. In that situation, they in all probability live to tell the tale and make it to the north aspect of the Golden Gate bridge,’ Hut wrote. 

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