FRANK MORRIS (fourth from left wearing visor) standing in front of his shoe store in Ferriday, Louisiana, c.1950's. | On Dec. 10, 1964, Frank Morris, a 51-year-old, black shoe-shop owner was burned alive inside his store in Ferriday, La. He survived severe burns to all of the skin on his body, was hospitalized and lived four more days before he died. The FBI investigated twice in the 1960's with no conclusion. (Photo courtesy of the Concordia Sentinel and William Brown, 2010…
Those who ran Alcatraz liked to say nobody ever escaped alive. But that hasn't stopped US marshals from continuing the search for three men who made it off the island 50 years ago. According to the official version, Frank Morris, and the brothers John and Clarence Anglin were presumed drowned in the cold and choppy waters of San Francisco Bay. There are plenty of people who think they did make it ashore and have been in hiding ever since.
Forty-six years ago, a Louisiana shoe shop was burned to the ground in the middle of the night, killing the owner, Frank Morris. For decades, the Ku Klux Klan was suspected, but the incident went unsolved despite an FBI investigation. A local journalist has followed the case for years and now says he knows who did it.
50 Years Later, Mystery Of Alcatraz Escape Endures