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Escaped Murderer Captured In Nelsonville

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Modie was serving 18 years to life for convictions on murder, robbery and escape charges.

A convicted murderer who escaped from an Ohio prison over the weekend has been captured. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction tweeted late Monday that a joint task force captured John Modie without incident at 10:50 p.m. in Nelsonville.

Additional details were not immediately available.

Modie was reported missing during a prisoner count Sunday night at the Hocking Unit of the Southeastern Correctional Complex in Nelsonville. A search of the prison confirmed he had escaped.

Modie was serving 18 years to life for convictions on murder, robbery and escape charges.

Modie was accused of beating to death Ucianna Ortiz at his Cleveland home in 2002, and then dumping her body along an interstate in the city.