Fugitive Mom Arrested in San Diego 37 Years After Prison Escape

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A 60-year-old woman wanted for her 1977 escape from a Michigan prison was betrayed by her eyes and arrested this week in Southern California.

Police went to an apartment near Balboa Park on Monday, acting on information from the Michigan Department of Corrections, and knocked on the door.

The woman inside initially denied being fugitive Judy Lynn Hayman, giving officers the fake name of Jamie Lewis with what appeared to be government documents supporting the identity, said San Diego police Lt. Kevin Mayer.

But the officer had a photograph of Hayman from 1977, and when he compared the photo to the person who was claiming to be Jamie Lewis, Mayer told the paper the officer said it was her eyes that gave the fugitive away.

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