The great escape from Alcatraz is a story that has puzzled police and the public for more than four decades. The published statement by police at the time was that all three men drowned in the freezing waters while swimming from the island during the night. But what really happened? Did the FBI cover up the most notorious prison escape in American history?
A Random Letter
It seemed like a regular day at the San Francisco Police Department in 2013, but then a mysterious letter turned up. The letter read, “My name is John Anglin. I escaped from Alcatraz in June 1962 with my brother Clarence and Frank Morris.”
Hiding The Letter
Although the letter showed up in 2013, only in 2018 was it exposed to the public. Many people questioned why the letter stayed under wraps for the last five years. Some pointed fingers at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, claiming that they were apprehensive about restarting the failed investigation. It also meant that the claims that they had made were possibly not true.