Homicide

The Latest: Officers hunting for remaining escapee search cars at checkpoints, scour woods

  • New York State officers stand near the road block at the perimeter of the search area for convicted murderer David Sweat, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Malone, N.Y.  Convicted murderer Richard Matt was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent in a wooded area about 30 miles from the Clinton Correctional Facility on Friday.  Sweat is on the run, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    New York State officers stand near the road block at the perimeter of the search area for convicted murderer David Sweat, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Malone, N.Y. Convicted murderer Richard Matt was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent in a wooded area about 30 miles from the Clinton Correctional Facility on Friday. Sweat is on the run, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Law enforcement officers work at a roadblock on Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Malone, N.Y. The shooting death of one escaped killer brought new energy to the three-week hunt for a second escaped murderer in the United States as helicopters, search dogs and hundreds of law enforcement officers converged on a wooded area 30 miles from Clinton Correctional Facility. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Law enforcement officers work at a roadblock on Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Malone, N.Y. The shooting death of one escaped killer brought new energy to the three-week hunt for a second escaped murderer in the United States as helicopters, search dogs and hundreds of law enforcement officers converged on a wooded area 30 miles from Clinton Correctional Facility. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)  (The Associated Press)

  • Law enforcement officers walk along a road on Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Malone, N.Y. The shooting death of one escaped killer brought new energy to the three-week hunt for a second escaped murderer in the United States as helicopters, search dogs and hundreds of law enforcement officers converged on a wooded area 30 miles from Clinton Correctional Facility. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Law enforcement officers walk along a road on Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Malone, N.Y. The shooting death of one escaped killer brought new energy to the three-week hunt for a second escaped murderer in the United States as helicopters, search dogs and hundreds of law enforcement officers converged on a wooded area 30 miles from Clinton Correctional Facility. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)  (The Associated Press)

The latest on the manhunt following the escape of two convicted murderers from a maximum-security prison (all times local):

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12:45 a.m.

Officers scouring the dense and boggy woods in northern New York for a surviving escaped killer took floodlights into the search area overnight, and others carrying rifles manned checkpoints and examined vehicles, opening trucks and peering into windows.

Franklin County Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill said late Saturday more tips poured in earlier in the day, and he was optimistic David Sweat would be captured, perhaps within 48 hours.

Mulverhill says residents are concerned that Sweat is on the loose and deputies are responding to anyone who wants their cabins checked. He says he think it will "be one of those phone calls that turns this case around."

Sweat's fellow escapee, Richard Matt, was shot to death by officers on Friday. The two fled the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6.