Inmate who escaped briefly dies in custody

Cesar Sanchez in a recent photo (left); Sanchez when he was put in jail (right)

January 12, 2012 3:26:24 PM PST
An inmate who briefly escaped back in December has died in federal custody.

Medical examiners are trying to figure out exactly how Juan Sanchez, also known as Cesar Sanchez, died on Wednesday.

Last November, he was arrested for a string of armed robberies.

He escaped one month later near Lockport as he was being transported to a court appearance.

After a massive manhunt, Sanchez was found six hours later hiding inside a portable toilet near Joliet.