UPDATE: Pima County jail escapee found dead in Mexico

UPDATE: Pima County jail escapee found dead in Mexico
Source: (Pima County Sheriffs Dept)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Authorities said the man who escaped from the Pima County Jail at the end of 2018 has been found dead in Mexico.

The Pima County Sheriffs Department said 30-year-old Luis Moreno escaped to Mexico and was found dead there.

Moreno escaped from the Pima County Jail near Silverlake and Mission road around 2:11 p.m. on Dec. 28.

He had been working as a member of the kitchen crew when he escaped by exiting a back dock just outside the kitchen.

He had been held on an outstanding DUI warrant and was sentenced to 30 days in jail. According to authorities he had turned himself in for the DUI, the day before he escaped.

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