CASPER, Wyo. (AP)
Investigators planned to expand their search for an escaped killer and his stepson to three more states after an air search in north-central Montana turned up no sign of their vehicles. Based on tips, authorities believed that Shannon Parazoo, 43, and Alonzo H. Durgin, 28, would remain in a rural area, U.S. Deputy Marshal Rex Fullmer said Wednesday. Besides Wyoming and Montana, authorities also planned to look for the two in Idaho, Oregon and Washington state. The men escaped from the Casper Re-Entry Center’s work-release program on Feb. 9. Parazoo was convicted in 1985 of second-degree murder. Durgin was convicted of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault in 1997. Law enforcement officials suspect that Parazoo’s wife, Rose, left with the fugitives and took her two children, 12 and 14, with her. Last Thursday, a sheriff’s deputy found Shannon Parazoo’s van in a remote area in north-central Montana, 12 miles from the Canadian border. Reports also came in from that area about a gold Dodge Durango and a maroon Oldsmobile Cutlass that were linked to the escapees.