Police: 2 Escaped Florida Inmates Kill 1, Steal Cars

Authorities say two escaped Florida inmates who are still on the loose killed a woman and stole two cars.

Police say 23-year-old Doni Ray Brown and 25-year-old Timothy Wayne Fletcher broke out of the Putnam County Jail in Palatka at 4 a.m. Wednesday and stole a truck. Palatka is about 40 miles east of Gainesville in northeastern Florida.

Later, authorities discovered a car missing and its owner dead inside her Palatka home.

Putnam County Lt. Johnny Greenwood says the victim was related to one of the suspects.

Brown was arrested Aug. 17 and charged with robbery with a firearm. Fletcher was arrested March 3 on three counts of failure to appear on an aggravated assault charge.

Police would not say how the pair escaped.