SAN DIEGO — Authorities say a woman who escaped from a Detroit prison 32 years ago has been arrested in San Diego, where she was a wife and mother living under a false name.
U.S. Marshals say 53-year-old Susan Lefevre was taken into custody Thursday in the Carmel Valley area.
In 1976, Lefevre managed to walk out of the Detroit House of Corrections after serving just one year of a 10- to 20-year sentence on conspiracy and drug convictions.
Using the name Marie Walsh, she married, raised three children and had been living in San Diego for nearly 10 years.
Authorities in late March received a tip saying Lefevre might be living in California as Marie Walsh. They confirmed it through a thumbprint match.
When she was arrested, Lefevre told marshal’s deputies that her family had no idea she was a fugitive.
Originally from LA Times. Updated: Story no longer available at LA Times, found at the StarTribune.com