Cavalcante had recently been convicted in the brutal stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend, Deborah Brandao. At the time of his escape, he had been awaiting transfer to a state prison to serve a life sentence. He is also wanted for murder in his home country of Brazil. Cavalcante is in the U.S. illegally. Soon after Cavalcante’s capture, officials notified Brandao’s family, “who, as you can imagine, had been living in a complete nightmare,” Ryan said. “They are so grateful to the men and women who helped with this capture,” she said. “They can now finally sleep again.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Detroit Sector #BORTAC assisted in the capture of escaped murderer Danelo Cavalcante this morning in Chester County, PA after an extensive manhunt. Outstanding job to our Detroit-based agents and everyone else involved – especially K9 Yoda! pic.twitter.com/PCspFynq8W— Chief Patrol Agent Robert Danley (@USBPChiefDTM) September 13, 2023