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Search is on for escaped serial killer

FBI agents joined police Monday in a massive search for a self-proclaimed serial killer who escaped from a county jail where he was awaiting trial for the 1991 murder of a 10-year-old girl.

Donald Leroy Evans, who claims to have killed 76 people across 21 states and Canada, broke out of the Harrison County Jail's maximum security wing Sunday night. Authorities said he and two other inmates overpowered a guard with a homemade knife.

One inmate who escaped with Evans, James Henry Johnson, was caught Sunday night. Evans and another inmate, Anthony Hayes, remained at large Monday.

Evans, 35, faced the death penalty if convicted in the death of Beatrice Louise Routh. He already was serving a life sentence after pleading guilty to federal kidnapping charges in the case.

Murder charges also are pending against Evans in Florida in the killing eight years ago of a Fort Lauderdale prostitute.

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