Huntsville, TX- Temporarily escaped convict Larry Carmichael (44), has been located. His DNA was matched to cremated ashes that were suspected of belonging to him. He was serving 25 years to life at Texas State Prison at Huntsville for a string of assaults he committed while a member of an outlaw biker gang, when he decided to escape. Larry’s work detail had him in the morgue sweeping up and taking out trash most days. The idea of spending the rest of his life in prison was more than he could handle. He was going to escape. He had to escape.
Apparently Larry decided it would be best to hide in a body bag and wait to be picked up for cremation just the corpses in the coolers. He would escape out the back of the van on the way to the crematory and be well on his way out of town before anyone would be the wiser.
A resourceful person, he somehow managed to not only get in a body bag and zip it up, but inside the body refrigerator as well. Authorities would later surmise that he lost consciousness due to low oxygen levels. The refrigerators that are used to store the deceased, are designed to remove oxygen to help slow decomposition. Larry would not have known about the oxygen deprivation until he himself began to suffocate.
An unconscious Larry was taken from the body cooler to the crematory where he was subsequently cremated. His escape was successful in the sense that he did flee prison, but an utter failure because it cost him his life.