Tuesday, October 20, 2009

CDCR Agents Assist In Search For Escaped Inmate From Arizona State Hospital

**Special Note** This indivdual has been apprehended by US Customs Border Patrol agents. On October 27th, 2009, Murillo was taken into the custody of CDCR by Office of Correctional Safety agents. For more information on the capture, please contact the US Customs Border Patrol @ (619) 216-4052.

SACRAMENTO - California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) agents are working with the United States Marshal Service and the Arizona Department of Corrections in their search for missing inmate Jorge Murillo.

Murillo, who had completed a 10-year sentence in Arizona for sexual assault, escaped from the Arizona State Hospital in Phoenix on October 17 at about 11 p.m. Murillo was to begin serving a 16-year consecutive sentence from Los Angeles County in California for forcible oral copulation, rape and attempted sodomy. He was going to be transferred to CDCR's custody after the completion of a psychological evaluation; however, Murillo escaped before the evaluation was completed. The Superior Court in Arizona had found probable cause that Murillo is a sexually violent person.

Murillo, 40, is a Hispanic male, 160 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was scheduled to be paroled in 2025.

Escape apprehension efforts are continuing. Anyone seeing Murillo should contact law enforcement authorities immediately.

CDCR's Sacramento Control Office/Western Interstate Corrections Compact supervises the housing of 625 inmates in 21 states.