Convicted jail escapee dead in Pennsylvania prison

Randy Rencher

December 10, 2009 6:23:05 AM PST
A robber who escaped from Cook County Jail in a guard's uniform and went on a crime spree is dead. Randy Rencher died Wednesday in a Pennsylvania prison.

Officials say it appears Rencher took his own life. He was convicted of robbing five banks after his escape in 2005.

Rencher was sentenced to 42 years in prison and was serving his sentence at the Allenwood Federal Penitentiary in Pennsylvania.